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Clearly influenced by punk and early post punk bands, this Manchester crew keeps their efforts true to the bands of their parents youth. Joy Division, The Smiths (albeit without the guitar work of Marr) and The Fall all get nods on this record.
The entire effort is a 1980 punkapalooza. No overproduced, 120 BPM, Max Martin scribed, Corpcore poprock to be found here. This record is awash in the punk rock, DIY ethos that drove so much great music in the post disco era. Droning, driving guitars, relentless percussion and vocals with just enough Ian Curtis Mancunian dirge to moisten the corner of the eye of this nostalgic old man's eye. Meanwhile, all my 16 year old kid hears is the fresh, raw, and rebellious style that got her old man hooked on this great music years ago.