Any song with the lyric “sack the w*nkers, not the workers!” is alright in my book and it’s little surprise that it appears in a punk song. Punk is one of those genres that refuses to leave, over the decades it’s had lots of incarnations ranging from the commercial to the underground bars and clubs that prefers honesty over shiny, repeatable radio-friendly stuff, and I’m all for it. Music has always been the voice of the people, be it someone singing about their love or a lost love or a road trip or, in this case, the political system.

Now I’m not going to go Brexit-bashing or discuss the cost of living crisis, I’ll save that for better suited minds, but what I will say is if you like punk, I mean the real punk with its energy, anger and upsetting the status quo, check this band out.

There is an overall feeling of 1970’s Paul Di’Anno-era Iron Maiden in the production, fuzzy guitar, straight-up vocals, exposed bass (a very nice touch midway through) and those powerhouse drums from Nigel ‘Hop’ Hopkins who has swapped the roundabouts of Swindon for the seagulls and sandcastles for Weston Super Mare. It works really well, the energy is good and the change of pace is a masterstroke to lift it from a typical furious two-minute wham-bam of a punk song. Perhaps at a little over four minutes it’s long, but it’s fine, it manages to hold your attention.

I’m genuinely excited to hear what comes next because there is no shortage of subject matter to draw inspiration from!

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