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atterkop – album and release show reviews

… the new Atterkop platter is out and about and getting some rave reviews which we’ve published below … the band had a record release show a few days back, and a review of the show follows below as well… accompanying pics are from the release show and were taken by Patrick Page Fallon

From what I hear, Atterkop has been banging around picking up steam in the underground punk scene of Bristol. Their initial full length offering ‘Liber Abaci’ is what I would hope for from the band I think they are. Even down to the album title, Atterkop pushes the ‘think for yourself’ attitude.

“Liber Abaci” was the title of a 13th century book on arithmetic focusing on making atterkopreleasethreecalculations without the use of an abacus or other systemic tools. ‘Liber Abaci’ plays like a good set list. Every boy, Every girl kicks in after the short intro like a call to arms in all its breakneck speed circle-pit glory before loosening up on you, ever so slightly, with some choppy ska reminiscent of early Suicide Machines or Choking Victim records. Then you’re off on through a series of aggressive songs peppered with strong messages about globalization, suburban life, gender politics and other things I look for a politically leaning band to address.

Safer Spaces is the song that truly makes this listener draw comparisons to Choking Victim and their gravel voiced anarchistic ska/punk hybrid music. Breaking The Sequence follows by breaking the sequence and letting more of their 2nd wave ska sound come through and it is more noticeably present in the songs that finish up the album.

Atterkop released a rad animated video for ‘Picket Fence’ in August which could make it the 1st single if people still use such terms and practices in the largely digital world. This is a wise choice in my opinion because it does a thorough job giving an overall representation of  Atterkop in one song. It’s hardcore. It’s punk rock. It’s ska. It has humor to show they may be serious but Atterkop doesn’t seem to be assholes about it. I call this a solid initial release by an eclectic band and look forward to what they do next. (Rock n Reel Reviews)

Named after, whether intentionally or not, a book that helped convince the world to adopt a more efficient numerical system, the politically-pumped Liber Abaci from Bristol four-piece Atterkop aims for a similar impact, delivered via heavy instrumentation, conviction in their powerful group chants, and socially critical displeasure.

Introduction serves as an atmospheric opening to the album. The dark dub-rock influences, the playful bassline and spooky, winding guitar lines create a smoother, more atterkopreleasetwolistenable Mars Volta feel. This aura is quickly dispelled with Every Boy, Every Girl as we reach the hardcore territory which Atterkop has mapped out well. The rapid shred of distortion from the chord progression is held aloft by its parade of blastbeats and the shouty unison of its backing vocals. A token, but highly effective, clean ska interruption, complete with some swing in the guitar’s skank and a memorable walking bassline skipping energetically just ahead of the beat, balances out the heaviness of the verse whilst displaying the range of the band’s musical delivery.

Trees Will Fall features further good use of group chanting, an indicator of the band’s energy whilst reflecting its sentiment of inclusivity. This is a powerful tune, highly developed through some nice touches, such as when guitar drops out in the second verse and the bass is allocated to the foreground in a tasty stylistically punk breakdown. The way the verses almost begin in half-time, before swapping into a faster incarnation then looping back into the heavier accenting, helps keep the energy up. A menacing dub-interlude slowly picks off then reintroduces the instruments, darkly and dreamlike, before returning us to the song’s intensifying layers of shouting, distortion, and comprehensively precise drumming.

Listeners preferring their music less full on might find refuge in Safer Spaces’ gentler atterkopreleasesevenreggae plodding. But only for its intro. The genre influences are well balanced, and the message of the lyrics make an empowering statement “it’s not about political correctness but sensitivity”, where the idea of actually practicing friendly actions is favoured as opposed to bogging down the application of moral behaviour with technicalities. Break the Sequence is a short but sour criticism of citizenship’s second-place relationship to its government, featuring some smoothly picked guitar, straying from its straightforwardly aggressive distorted chords, saving them for the chorus. The dissonant note bend at the song’s end adds some theatrical element.

The restless introducing bassline of General Practitioner leads us into an impressive display of ska-punk that fluctuates in intensity throughout. Probably one of the album’s stronger tracks, the bass work on this track is infectious and really completes the song here, while the wayward addition of incrementally heavy musical ideas from the other instrumentation keeps things busy and maintains our interest.

Picket Fence’s punk steadiness meets some delicious horn additions. These blurt out a staccato European-sounding melody under the guitar’s skank chords and an expertly atterkopreleaseeightsyncopated bassline. On the intensely loud chorus, the horns screech under the distortion. Apparently written in response to some racist graffiti that shamefully surfaced near one of the band member’s houses, it is a call to arms against, or a call to ignore, fascist behaviour. As short-lived as the writing that inspired it, the band’s concise but developed approach here signals a need to move on from such intolerance.

Red Lines’ rapid up-tempo ska-shuffle creates a nice bookend for the screaming outbursts and tenacious drumming. A breakdown later in the song slyly re-appropriates a classical motif into a powerfully uplifting bit of major-key heaviness, merging perfectly with the emotive vocals that end the song for another of Liber Abaci’s searing highlights.

If We Stop We Die is neither the tagline from Speed, nor a shark’s mantra, but a dub-heavy masterpiece that transforms into straightforward punk by the end of the tune. Complete with dormant heaviness from the occasionally surfacing flurries of guitar and angry political message, it’s a strong place to end the album at. Due to the autoplay, I accidentally found that the album loops back quite well on itself to restart with Introduction. Still sounding fresh whilst drawing influence from several genres that can sometimes become over-saturated, it’s a testament to the consideration that you can hear has gone into arranging these tracks.

Released on the fourth anniversary of their founding, Atterkop have produced this consistent, eleven strong, full-length debut of quality ska-punk, at times littered with a darker, heavier, more thrash-orientated edge than what is normally expected. It pays off massively, with the dubbier sections showcasing the band’s musical sensitivity and the punkier sections detailing the group’s more personal side. Whilst still a fair way off from smashing the system, it’ll at least be likely to be monopolising people’s speakers long after its release. (Punk Archive)

An album as hard-hitting in its beliefs as much as it is in its vibrant and genre-crossing Punk-Rock sound, Liber Abaci is chaotic, intense and quite beautiful in its focussed, tenacious and unrelenting rage.

atterkopreleasenineNow if that doesn’t make you want to read on I don’t know what will. Perhaps some name drops for those aficionados? The band cite ‘…the cream of Ska-Punk bands from early 2000’s (King Prawn, Capdown, Five Knuckle) fusing this sound with a more politically aggressive sentiment.’

You listen to the album and quickly hear the company this Ska-Punk is keeping. Skate Punk, old-school Hardcore and its more modern variant, as well as the dark and cutting melodies and abrasiveness of contemporary Crust Punk are all well and truly entrenched, as is a very welcome and well deployed Post-Hardcore appeal lathered over the top of the wound this band are creating in the sound barrier.
If you haven’t already guessed, the album is an absolute thrill-ride.

‘Introduction’ is the calm before the storm and the opening notes of ‘Every Boy, Every Girl’ inform you of the melodic destruction that is about befall you. The Hardcore Punk/Dub crossover of ‘Trees Will Fall’ in its warning against humankind’s reckless natural exploitation is somewhat disjointed but seems to rescue itself from the sharp change in direction.
‘Safer Spaces’ for the most part is a pure Dub/Hardcore Punk crossover but for the driven melodic guitar leads that give a hint of Crust Punk to the mix. By this point you find yourself less bothered by the sharp direction changes, instead embracing the formation of band’s signature Punk-Rock.

The passion put into this release pulsates from the slower, riff-laden tracks as much as it does the breakneck pace or the deceptively gentle Ska and Dub infusions. ‘Break The Sequence’ gives us a taster of this before the tempo is amped up again for the atterkopreleasefoursupercharged “crack rock steady” of ‘General Practitioner’.
The melodic guitars are a highlight of the Atterkop sound, despite their forte lying in fast, abrasive and discordant tenacity. The likes of From Ashes Rise come to mind, as well as a slight penchant for a more stripped melodic sound in the likes of ‘Hope Will Float’.

‘Forgotten, Found’ sounds akin to old-school Fugazi if it had happened now and focussed more on the Dub influence. The whole album is conditioned with this more technical, precisely chaotic Post-Hardcore agenda but in ‘Forgotten, Found’, it really shines.

Picket Fence is by far the best track on the album. Its blunt and to the point, showing Atterkop for who they are and musically, the more melodic Crust Punk sound wouldn’t be without its almost mischievous brass and Ska-string flutter.
Atterkop’s skill is something that can’t fault. Punk may a lot of the time be simple music and technique brashly sped-up but the skill to do so that fast should never be underpinned. Atterkop show themselves off throughout with the simple, the fast and the complex standing equally tall in their layered sound.

The albums final two punches one and the same with the previous nine and are well worth your time, off you go. (Musically Fresh)

…and, here’s a review of the album release show … from Punk Archive …

Braving the recent chilling air and a river-induced tummy-ache, last Saturday at the Stag and Hounds was the ideal (and only) place to catch Atterkop’s album launch gig. The atterkopreleaseshoweleven-track Liber Abaci is a strong record and to hear it live on the day of release seemed like it would be well worth doing.

Little Fists started the night: their first Bristol show, with a set of moody, stripped-down, grungy Fugazi-inspired punk rock. The vocal duties were shared across the London sadcore three-piece, often sang out bluntly with edgy dispassion, an almost Gang Of Four style delivery, sounding suitably authentic. It was bleak and raw music, steadily delivered, and highlights included the band’s laid back instrument swapping, during which the band’s tune Swift End stood out particularly. Ending the set via an intense and well-received cover of Hole’s Pretty On the Inside, it was soon time for Spanner to take over.

By the time Spanner were setting up the crowd had almost tripled in size, and the band shortly proved their command of it. Jumpy, angry, snare-heavy tunes with a heavy ska influence, excellent teamwork on the vocals, and some subtle trumpet and violin additions make Spanner fully tooled up to deliver a decent set. The trumpet player’s aggressive vocal shouts stood out loudest, seemingly leading the way through rounds of tasty walking atterkopreleasesixspannerbasslines and solid skank rhythm from the guitar, but the entire group sang with conviction, each adding in and butting out vocally whenever possible, this hectic feel and sense of cohesion is always one of the main strengths I find in punk bands. The upbeat tone of their music does well to counterbalance and advocate the lyrics’ cynicism (try Border Regime). The reliable enthusiasm that goes with ska-punk matched a loose approach to genre that arose in the form of sudden twists in the song during Number One’s folk-punk jiggery and heavy dub verse in, or in the jungle/D’n’B style rhythm-section interlude on the brilliant Mug’s Game, all of which were highly effective. The energetic playing was danceable, probably more danceable, but not as heavy or intense as what Atterkop were about to bring us a few minutes later.

Atterkop played almost the entirety of the freshly released Liber Abaci. Opening with the atterkopreleasefourwinding melodic descent of Introduction, the crowd was in and up for a treat. Smashing through the album’s opening tracks, the taut playing showed they knew their material and audience well. The energy of their frontman was unprecedented: just watching his impassioned jerking movements helped relieve my whining about the minor illness that was only just quelling my increasing instinct to skank-out at the front, as much of the crowd had found themselves doing. The music covered a range of influences whilst the lyrics covered a range of societally-pressing topics. The reggae-stomp to the bass and shouts for inclusivity on Safer Spaces, that hardcore-punk drumming and in-your-face backing vocals on Hope Will Float, all working perfectly live. The breakneck verse of Red Lines makes it one of the most fun tunes. Towards the track’s end, midway through plucking out a stately


Atterkop and Spanner: rebel tunes for rebel times

traditional interlude, the guitarist’s nonchalant observation: “Ooh, someone’s dropped their keys”, right before the entire band re-joins to launch us through the heavy stabs comprising the song’s last verses, was hilarious, but also musically brilliant. Ending the set with time to spare, after asking the crowd if “we can fuck off now?”, the declined band overcame any tiredness by finishing off with a couple of their earlier releases, C.D.G followed by Mary the Elephant, for a crowd-pleasing end to proceedings. Powerful, abrasive, pleasantly modest, Atterkop were a joy to watch. Good luck to them with the release of this stunning album, and thanks also to Spanner especially for an excellent night.



Kim, a great friend/comrade from our hometown of Hamilton is currently doing time in a UK clink for anti-fascists actions and he needs our support.

As such, any and all monies from the sale of the Action Sedition / Spanner  “History Lessons” 7″  Bandcamp download will go directly to Kim…it’s just $5.00 (or more if you like!) for 4 top-notch left-radical (and, of course, anti-fascist) political punk rock tunes…





Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Kim is an anarchist, political organizer, local shit- disturber, and all around solid human being. An indispensible member of the community, he’s been involved in everything from anti-police struggles to workplace organizing, from anarchist publishing to anti-racism work and so much more.

Seeking to explore and gain experience of struggle elsewhere, Kim moved to London, England two years ago. Immediately throwing himself into political work abroad, he became active in various London-based projects. A committed anti-fascist, Kim quickly became a staple in the London antifa scene. Organizing to confront all manifestations of contemporary fascism, he routinely participated in counter-demonstrations to disrupt the gatherings of fascists.

At one such demonstration, a physical confrontation erupted and Kim along with several others, were arrested in relation to the beating of fascists. As of January 2016, Kim was charged and sentenced to two months in prison as a result of the incident.

To help support Kim while he serves his sentence, as well as for when he gets released, he needs funds. If you’re interesting in providing support (anything is appreciated!), check out one of the several upcoming fundraising events in Hamilton.

If you’re interested in throwing some funds his way, but cannot make any of the events get in touch by contacting:

If you would like to write to Kim, send your letters to: (responses will be scanned and emailed back)


Hamilton’s anarchist social centre The Tower will be hosting a fundraising dinner for Kim on Friday, January 29th….event info right here…hope to see you there! Dinner is just $10.00 a person and a beer will set you back $4.00!

*Here’s Spanner, in Hamilton, doing the entirely appropriate ‘Always Antifascist,’ one of the songs on the 7″ … maybe you can even spot Kim in the crowd!


It’s a tired old story when times are harsh
the fascists and racists go on the march
with twisted faces and ideas
misplaced anger, ignorance and fear
They go for easy targets and never aim high
Believing all the bullshit and swallowing all the lies
yeah they can shout loud but they’ve nothing to say
just the same old bigotry that never goes away
Repackaged as radical, new and improved
but so many times it’s been proved
they’ve got nothing to offer but division and hate
and power and strength to the nation state

Raised fists antifascists help the fightback spread
and the only good fascist is one that is dead
Militants in resistance we know our enemies
and we know that our best weapon is solidarity
Police and fascists march side by side
it’s always been the way, it can’t be denied
waving batons or St George crosses
they’re working for the rich and the same bosses
So there’s plenty of violence to protect “Free speech”
for the fascist scum and the filth they preach
their “right to protest” is always ensured
while antifascists feel the force of the law

Liberals without a clue
trying to tell “the movement” what to do
follow the leaders from a to b
and let’s pretend we got unity
Stirring speeches keep people still
as designated protest pens are filled
miles from the fascists behind police rails
playing it safe and doomed to fail
We know that fighting fascism means sometimes we have to fight
not pacified, dead end demos where everything is so polite
It’s not about being macho, elite or supertough
but a look at the history of fascism should tell us enough
It’s confidence and strength will grow if it is unopposed
so with barricades and whatever it takes we’ll make sure the road is closed
Wherever they start we have to stop them to make sure they have no chance
there’s many ways to beat the fascists and push back their advance
We’ll never accept the rise of the right or fascists on our streets
and we won’t follow leaders on the long road to defeat
In memory of fallen comrades we will never forget
nor do we forgive so our rage is fueled to destroy the fascist threat

*Here’s Action Sedition, in Hamilton, doing the entirely appropriate ‘Classe Contre Classe,’ one of the songs on the 7″… Kim is in there somewhere!


Class against class
We will always fight on
Class against class
We will never back dow

The local factory is shutting down
Hundreds of jobs are lost once again
Anger is building inside of us
Families find themselves on the streets

Between killing, drinking or shouting
I’ve decided to fight for my dignity
They’ve humiliated my class
Time for revenge has finally arrived

Welfare is not enough
Landlords won’t accept credit
It’s a return to underemployment
Precariousness enriches them

Unions do nothing
Infected with bureaucracy
The power of the bosses spreads
The more we scratch, the more rot we find

Class against class (x8)

Yet we don’t have much choice
If we want to break our chains
We must organize for the fight
Capitalism must be eliminated

We will win through the struggle
The bourgeoisie and its servants
We will overthrow the balance of power
Because there can be no peace between classes


spanner – the mivart sessions – coming soon

We’re excited to announce that, in conjunction with Pumpkin Records and Riot Ska Records, we’ll be releasing something new from our favourite militant ska punks, Spanner!

The release is called “The Mivart Sessions” and it’s 12 tracks of (as the band describes it) “…bodgy and barely mixed live recordings…”

We think they’re being a bit modest…give the track below a listen and we think you’ll agree it sounds just fine!

Border Regime

Thousands flee in desperation, their home’s a war-torn hell
Where children play at soldiers to the sound of booming shells
For one young woman who’s grown up fast surrounded by the guns
In the back of a truck to another land, she’s with the lucky ones
But at the end of her long journey, after so much pain
There’s no friendly faces waiting as she’s forcibly detained

Coz the system needs her in the right place, caught in the poverty trap
For the good of the nation, for the sake of lines on maps
And money moves so much further and faster in the 21st century
But the borders get more solid when you’re a refugee

Back home the streets are no go zones where snipers open fire
And here she’s going nowhere, hemmed in by razor wire
They say she’ll be sent back soon to the place where she comes from
Cell door slams shut as she wonders what it is that she’s done wrong
If only they could see the ruins of the place from where she came
They’d probably send her back there just the fucking same

Coz the system needs her in the right place, caught in the poverty trap
For the good of the nation, for the sake of lines on maps
And money moves so much further and faster in the 21st century
But the borders get more solid when you’re a refugee

One of the few who made it through is struggling to stay sane
It’s a tonne of sweat just to survive and he’s got no food again
He cane in search of a better life but all he found was fear
Harassed by the cops, abused by the news coz they don’t like gypsies here
All those nights he lay awake dreaming of safer shores
Now he can’t sleep coz the fascists are banging at the door
And the racist scum get all the help they need from the government’s big scheme

Refugees declared the enemy by the border regime





on the radio

Action Sedition, Spanner and Streets Of Rage got some solid airplay in Slovenia on Radio Študent 89,3 MHz…”One of Europe’s oldest and strongest independent and non-commercial urban radio stations.”

The show is called ‘Subway’ and this was the “Always Antifascist’ episode.

Thanks to host Goran for the airplay! Much appreciated.

You can stream the show right HERE.

Here’s the playlist for the show (check out the band videos on the site too)…

ANTI-CIMEX – “Swedish Hardcore 1986-1993″ LP (Svart Records, 2014)

– Make My Day

– Rust Never Sleep

– Wheel Of Life

DROPDEAD – “What could be” + split w/ Brainoil 7″EP 2014

– What Could Be

– Harvest

– Indoctrination

AGNOSY – “Traits of the Past”  (Active Rebellion, 2014)

– Dreams Fade Away

– Eternal Winter

– Traits of the Past

SPANNER – split w/ Action Sédition 7″EP 2014

– Always Antifascist

ACTION SÉDITION  – split w/. Spanner + split w. Streets of Rage 10″ EP 2014

– Histoire D’un Printemps

– Class Contre Class

– La Haine

STREET OF RAGE – split w. Action Sédition 10″ EP

– Wasted Youth

– Keep The Fight

BOMBER – “Bomb Your Nation With Rock and Roll” 2014

– I Rejected You

– Perfect Day

PIČKE VRIŠTE – “Nedovršena priča” 2014

– Svijet ludila

COLD TURKEY – s/t demo 2014 

– You Again?

– It’s A trap

DEBELI PRECJEDNIK – “Povijest bolesti” EP (MoonLee Records, 2014)

– Dumb Luck

SCUFFY DOGS – s/t CD 1997

– Nočna kronika

HUMAN HOST BODY – 4-song demo 2013

– Leviathan


reviews from underdog fanzine

Here are a swell reviews of the Action Sedition / Spanner split 7″,  the Action Sedition / Streets Of Rage 10″  and the new Rebel Spell record, from our friends at  Underdog zine out of Germany!


 “History lessons” 7″

ACTION SEDITION bieten 2 rumpelige RASH-affine Straßenköter-Bastarde im Midtempo mit simplen Riffs und schönen Melodien, bei denen gleichermaßen der Angriff hinter den Barrikaden lospreschen kann und ein “Nous contre Vous” Angriff und Entschlossenheit signalisiert. Mir gefällt die Gitarrenarbeit, die als tragendes Element den Marsch der Gerechten vorantreibt.
SPANNER sind räudige Straßenhunde, die mit einer Kombination aus Dub und Punk die Fäuste in die Luft strecken und Resistance-Hymne(n) realisieren, die stark an Chumbawamba’s Marschrichtung erinnern, die eine ähnlich starke Kritik gegen Ausbeutung, Unterdrückung und Rassismus in anarchistisch konzipierte solidarische Lautmalerei gebündelt haben. Für mich der klare Sieger dieser Split. SPANNER ermöglichen kollektives Handeln und tanzen auf den brennenden Barrikaden.


“Split” M-LP

STREETS OF RAGE beschwören ihre (Nancy-)Crew und scheinen immer nur eines zu wollen: keep the fight. Mit wenigen Modulitäten ausgestattet, erreichen die simplen und straighten Riffs und Akkorde ein Ausknocken in der 12. Runde, tänzeln aber auch ein wenig, um den Gegner mürbe zu machen, um dann gnadenlos anzugreifen und die Straße zurückzuerobern oder das, was davon übrig geblieben ist.
ACTION SEDITION führen ihren Klassenkampf weiter und sind musikalisch fitter, druckvoller, als noch auf der “History Lessons”-Split. Und auch der Song “Classe contre classe” ist reifer und überzeugt spieltechnisch. Die hervorragende Gitarrenarbeit peitscht die Stimmung voran und hebt den Schunkel-Pogo-Faktor enorm. Tolle Weiterentwicklung der RASH-Combo aus Quebeq, die mit ihrem dritten Song “Nous Ne Reculerons Pas” einen Abräumer hinlegen, ein exzellentes Male/female-Wechselspiel mit Biss, Härte und Solidarität.

“Last run”
“I love the underdog every time I’m not sure why or what it means!” Ehrlich und tiefgreifend operieren THE REBEL SPELL auf ihrem neuen Album, das die Ideen optimiert, sozio-kulturelle, ökologische und ökonomische Bewegungen in einen dynamischen Prozess bündelt, der eine gehörig große Portion Selbstermächtigung und Aneignung zur Entfaltung autonomer Räume ermöglicht, die Gelegenheit für Selbstkritik, Zweifel und Reflexionen lässt. Punk und Politik mit Entschlossenheit, Selbstvertrauen und eine  Zivilcourage mit dem Fokus auf Kapitalismuskritik, Landraub, Rassismus und Umweltzerstörung. Und so vermischt sich Wut und Zuversicht, Energie, Frische und Tatkraft “to roll a storm, to move on”. THE REBELL SPELL schafft eine solidarische Stütze, baut ein unerschütterliches Gerüst mit kraft- und schwungvollen Melodien und treibenden Rhythmen, um Punk in seiner Offenheit weiter zu entwickeln und voranzubringen, dauerhaft und nachhaltig zu verändern. “Last run” ist ein fortlaufendes Statement, ein Manifest, ist aber auch ein musikalisches Reifezeugnis, das selbst mit häufig begleitenden sanften, kontrastreichen Pianoklängen die Erregung, den wütend-skeptischen Blick und die Vertrautheit verschärft. Und ja, es gibt keinen Grund zur Beruhigung. Dafür legt THE REBEL SPELL ein Unvollständigkeitsgefühl, ein als tiefgreifend empfundener Mangel an Respekt offen und spielt sich direkt, kompetent  und ehrlich in die Herzen einer sich wandelnden Gesellschaft, die nicht mehr tatenlos zusehen will, wie Autoritäten und Hierarchien alles zerstören. Insofern fungiert THE REBEL SPELL auch als ein politisches Netzwerk, diese Machtkonzentrationen subversiv zu begegnen.


Here’s a review from Germany’s Crazy United webzine. It’s a good review, we’ll see if we can get it translated!

 Split: Action Sedition/Spanner – 7“ (19.09.2014)

vinyl7_foldover(Rebel Time Records)
Action Sedition und Spanner Split EP. Zwei Bands die nicht unterschiedlicher sein können.
Aber hervorragend musikalisch zusammen passen und das gleiche Thema zu ihrem Motto gemacht haben. Inhaltlich geht es bei der EP um den immerwährenden Klassenkampf und um den Antifaschismus. Bei Action Sedition handelt es sich um eine kanadische Punkband aus Montreal. Stilistisch kann man die Combo zu 100% mit Warrior Kids vergleichen. Wer die Kids mag, der kommt auch nicht an der Band aus Übersee vorbei. Französische Vokals, sing-a-long Parts und musikalisch eins zu eins. Top. Spanner, eine Punk-Band aus dem Herzen Englands – aus Bristol – verkörpern diesen Ur-britischen Oi-Punk Stil. Wobei der Song „Always Antifascist“ das völlig unterstreicht, aber man bei dem zweiten Song „Impossible“ die Bandbreite der Band präsentieren will und Ska-Elemente mit einfließen lässt. Stimmlich und musikalisch ähnelt das sehr dem 80er Punk. Gefällt. Die Produktion fällt rotzig und dumpf aus, also passend zu diesem Genre. Arschglatt und fein abgemischt wie eine Charts-Platte würde jetzt hier absolut nicht passen. Mir gefällt die EP sehr gut, obwohl ich leider nur eine Drop-Box-Datei davon hatte, aber ich werde das Dingen auch käuflich erwerben.
Eine gute 2. GAWO.

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