Allout Helter has released a stream of their new album, The Notion Of Control, which dropped today via Bird Attack Records.
Listen to and order the disc here.
The Notion Of Control
Bird Attack Records
Allout Helter have returned with their sophomore album The Notion of Control, their first major release for Bird Attack Records, that furthers the bands’ reputation for pushing the boundaries of melodic hardcore, their pedigree is further enhanced as the album is produced by Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream. The Notion Of Control represents the second chapter in Allout Helter‘s history and sees them deliver an album that captures the essence of their intense live shows.
The Notion Of Control is an album that is full on from the brutal opener A Thief In The Night to it’s closing number, Passengers. Every track is a brutal blend of melodic hardcore and gruff punk with a touch of crossover thrown into the mix, this is especially prevalent around the guitar sound that carries a more technical intricate sound that is beloved of metal and crossover bands, but the rest of their sound is defiantly punk rock. Tracks such as my personal favourite Maximum Helter evidence a stronger pure hardcore sound, but for the most part this is a more technical precise variation of melodic hardcore.
With their second album Allout Helter have released an intense political blast of melodic hardcore, but crucially it’s one that separates itself from the pack by engaging a few other influences to carve out their own niche in the flourishing melodic hardcore scene. This a relentless album of furious political melodic hardcore that, aside from the occasional breakdown, doesn’t pull a single punch, meaning that some of the tracks do tend to blur into each other as their is no respite on this album, but don’t interpret that as a bad thing and fans of established acts such as Propagandhi, Strung Out and H2O should ensure that they check out Allout Helter‘s latest release
The Notion Of Control can be pre-ordered via Bird Attack Records here
Allout Helter has announced that they will be releasing a new album. The disc will be titled The Notion Of Control, and is set to drop on October 27, 2017 via Bird Attack Records.
Coinciding with the announcement, the band has released the song “Andromeda IV,” which can be viewed below.
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Wraths are, and I’m pretty sure I’m not telling you anything you don’t know here, a Californian quartet that combines members of 1208, The Darlings and most famously Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, whilst the latter of these is the best known member this is by no means a vehicle for Jim Lindberg, the combined talents of the members makes Wraths at least the equal of the individual member’s bands, if not the greater. The My Home EP follows on from their self titled debut album that was released last year, and given a second pressing this year, via Bird Attack Records, and the four tracks contained on this EP indicate that Wraths are very much a going concern.
The EP’s title track is a brutal attack on gentrification, something that is close to my heart, and I would imagine pretty much everyone reading this, as this is a global issue affecting pretty every major city as the character and culture is stripped away in the name of coffee shops, chain stores and unaffordable high rise properties. The punk venom continues with Trusted You which is another barbed attack that has it’s sights set firmly on the abuse of trust that exits in organised religion. and The Beat Goes On continues the assault on universal problems, this time confronting the issue of bullying. This Is My Farewell marks the end to the all too brief My Home EP, and keeps the energy levels off the scale on what for me has easily been Wraths finest release to date.
It feels weird to say this after having witnessed a jaw dropping set by Pennywise at this years Rebellion Festival, but after hearing the My Home EP I’m conflicted as to which outfit I’d rather Jim Lindberg focused his energies on, I’m just hoping that he can manage to keep both going. There’s obviously more than enough on this EP to keep any Pennywise fan happy, but this is not in anyway a side project that repeats the sound of any of the members other outfits. Wraths are very much a separate entity and with the My Home EP they have released their hardest hitting recordings to date.
The My Home EP can be ordered via Bird Attack Records here
A Better You
Bird Attack Records
After years of playing small tours and festivals around the world, without an actual album being released, SLED, who were formerly known as Pinhole Down, are finally set to release their first official full length, A Better You, via Bird Attack Records on the 15th September 2017. Aside from the bands core members SLED also feature members of Guttermouth, Whole Wheat Bread and This Is A Standoff to create something of a punk rock supergroup whose sound is firmly embedded in the roots of melodic hardcore and skate punk.
The frantic Numb And Dumb is a fine opening rallying call that is followed by the intense Let Go, and every single track that follows is a full tilt punk rock attack that will appeal to fans of the likes of heavyweight melodic hardcore pioneers such as Bad Religion, Pennywise and Propagandhi. The ten tracks contained on A Better You make up an impressive debut full length by anyone’s standards, and it’s one that lives up to the impressive catalogue of recent releases that Bird Attack Records have unleashed.
SLED have delivered a fine slab of intense melodic hardcore that embraces skate punk with just a touch of crossover thrown into the mix, and makes no mistake this a damn fine album of full throttle punk rock. My only issue with A Better You is the fact that there is no variation across the album, every track comes out of the traps like it’s been spiked with amphetamines, and as the chords fade out another breakneck riff kicks in. This isn’t really a complaint as there isn’t a weak track on SLED‘s debut album, but to me A Better You just ends up feeling slightly one dimensional, but having said that this is a solid debut release from a band with a fine punk pedigree behind them.
A Better You can be pre-ordered on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats here
Rochester, NY based punk band Such Gold have released a full stream of their new EP. The disc is titled Deep In A Hole and is set to drops today via Bird Attack Records.
Listen to the disc here courtesy Substream Magazine.
Wraths are streaming the title track from their upcoming My Home EP, which is scheduled to be released through Bird Attack Records on September 29th, the first single will be available for download upon purchase, and physical pre-orders will be available from September 15th. Wraths will also play the It’s Not Dead Festival in California on August 26th
My Home can be pre-ordered and the title track is available for streaming here
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Florida based melodic punks SLED
have released a lyric video for their new song, Wasting Away
, that is taken from their upcoming LP, A Better You
, which will be released on September 15 via Bird Attack Records
. After years of small tours and festivals, without an actual album being released, the band has finally finished their first official full-length.
You can pre-order A Better You
in various bundle options here
You can view the video for Wasting Away, and SLED‘s tour dates, below
Rochester, NY based punk band Such Gold have released a preview video for their recently announced new EP. The disc will be titled Deep In A Hole” and is set to drop on September 8, 2017 via Bird Attack Records.
Watch the preview video below.
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No Trigger have now been with us since the year 2000, they have been steadily pumping out melodic punk and hardcore songs slowly but surely every four or five years, now that five long years have passed since their last LP, Tycoon, came out, No Trigger have re-emerged and have released their brand new EP, Adult Braces. Bird Attack Records have already released the Adult Braces EP digitally, and the label will also be releasing Adult Braces on a special limited edition one sided screen printed twelve inch vinyl on August 11th.
The crashing opening chords of Sleeping Bag precede an impressive headlong blast of melodic hardcore, Holy Punks follows this up with an infectious slab of solid punk rock that brings another dimension to the EP. Dogs On Acid brings a heavier anthemic element to Adult Braces and finally Hyperaware brings the EP to a close with it’s finest moment. Somehow No Trigger have released an EP where each song exceeds the one that preceded it, and when you consider just how good the initial track is this is an impressive feat, and one that marks the long awaited Adult Braces EP out as a worthy successor to the Tycoon album.
With the Adult Braces EP No Trigger have released a short but sweet collection of four songs that borders on perfection, there might be lengthy gaps between No Trigger‘s releases but when they’re this good you don’t mind waiting, although it would nice to see a follow up before 2022, Adult Braces is a release that shows that their long hibernation has not dulled any of No Trigger‘s edge. On their latest release they have perfected their blend of punk rock and hardcore, and the result is an EP that is sure to be amongst my favourite release from 2017.
Adult Braces can be streamed and downloaded, and the vinyl edition is available for pre-order, here
Bird Attack Records have launched pre-orders for No Trigger‘s forthcoming EP, Adult Braces, that is released digitally today and physically, on limited edition one sided screen printed clear vinyl, on August 11th. You can now pre-order the vinyl, download and stream the Adult Braces EP, along with merch bundle options, via Bandcamp.
You can pre-order the vinyl release of Adult Braces, and download and stream the EP, here
The video for the track Dogs On Acid, and No Trigger‘s tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…
Florida’s melodic punks SLED
, who were formerly known as Pinhole Down
, will launch pre-orders for their upcoming release, A Better You
, on Friday, July 28 and the LP will be released on September 15 via Bird Attack Records
have now released a stream of Wrong
, a new track that is taken from A Better You
You can stream Wrong here
and pre-order A Better You
from July 28th here
SLED‘s tour dates, including an appearance at Punk Rock Holiday, can be viewed below
88 Fingers Louie hit the UK in two weeks time in support of the new album, Thank You For Being A Friend, that is out now via Bird Attack Records. The Chicago based skate punk legends, in their first trip to the UK since 1999, will visit Southampton, Birmingham, London, Rebellion Festival in Blackpool and Norwich.
You can order Thank You For Being A Friend here
You can view the video for Advice Column, and 88 Fingers Louie‘s tour dates, below Read More…
No Trigger have been around since the year 2000, pumping out melodic punk and hardcore songs slowly but surely every four or five years, five long years have now passed since their last LP, Tycoon, and now No Trigger have just recorded Adult Braces, a brand new four track EP. The band will be releasing the EP digitally on July 28th and physically on August 11th via Bird Attack Records. No Trigger will be touring Europe in August of 2017, playing some regional East Coast US shows in the fall of 2017, and will also be appearing live at The Fest in Florida in October.
You can check out the video for Dogs On Acid, and No Trigger‘s tour dates, below Read More…
Thank You For Being A Friend
Bird Attack Records
88 Fingers Louie are back after one of the longest breaks in punk rock history, it’s been almost two decades since their last album, Back On The Streets, was released. Since 88 Fingers Louie disbanded their members scattered to the four winds and went onto join or form numerous influential punk bands, including Rise Against and Alkaline Trio, but now they’re back together with a new twelve track album. Thank You For Being A Friend is not a release that sounds as though it’s stuck in the past, their signature sound is still present but crucially this is an album that sounds as contemporary and energetic as many bands with members who weren’t even conceived when 88 Fingers Louie disbanded.
From the opening punk rock blast of Meds it’s clear that 88 Fingers Louie haven’t just jumped onto the reunion bandwagon, Thank You For Being A Friend is an energetic and vital album that spans the styles that punk rock has spawned over the years, whether it’s the melodic hardcore of Advice Column to the old school feel of the superb Knock It Off, this is an album that immediately makes an impression. The album obviously incorporates their hardcore roots, but for me they are at their best when they’re channelling the old school, this might not be surprising as they are authentically old school, in particular The Violence Of Denial is the finest moment, at least for me, on Thank You For Being A Friend.
88 Fingers Louie have made what is arguably the best album of their career, and on the strength of this release I’m hoping we don’t have to wait until 2036 for the next one. This is a band that sounds as though they’ve found their original spirit and enthusiasm, which is a rare thing as we’ve all encountered some lacklustre reunions over recent years that give you the feeling that money is the sole motivation for a return, but this is not the case on Thank You For Being A Friend. It’s good to have them back, and if you liked 88 Fingers Louie the first time round then you’re going to love this album.
Thank You For Being A Friend is now available via Bird Attack Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats here
88 Fingers Louie have released their new album, Thank You For Being A Friend, through Bird Attack Records today and a review will be posted on The Punk Site later today. The record features twelve tracks of their fantastic signature brand of skate punk that the Chicago based legends have become renowned for.
You can order Thank You For Being A Friend here
88 Fingers Louie‘s European tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Florida based melodic punks SLED are debuting a new track off their upcoming release, A Better You, which will be released on September 15 via Bird Attack Records. Formerly known as Pinhole Down, SLED are creatively driven by Garrett Wadford of Bird Attack Records and Merchant Vinyl, the band has now released their new single, Connect The Network.
Connect The Network can be streamed and purchased here
The lyric video for Connect The Network can be viewed below Read More…
Pre-orders for Chicago-based punks 88 Fingers Louie‘s upcoming album Thank You For Being A Friend are now live, you can grab the album, including multiple merch bundle options, via Bandcamp. Thank You For Being A Friend is the band’s first album in 19 years, and is set to be released on June 30, 2017 through Bird Attack Records.
You can pre-order Thank You For Being A Friend here
You can view the lyric video for Advice Column, and 88 Fingers Louie‘s EU tour dates, below Read More…
88 Fingers Louie are back with a new album, Thank You For Being a Friend, their first in 19 years, the Chicago based punks will be releasing the new LP via Bird Attack Records on Friday June 30th 2017 on vinyl, CD and digital formats. A lot has changed since 88 Fingers Louie last released an LP, shortly after the release of a split EP in 1999 the band called it quits due to differences in vision for the band’s future. Its previous members went on to form and join almost a dozen new bands in the wake of their demise (Rise Against, The Story So Far, Paper Mice, Alkaline Trio and many more), theirs is a story with many stops, starts, ups and downs, but what’s most important is that they are back with a new LP.
You can view the video for Advice Column, and the bands European tour dates, below Read More…
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One Hidden Frame were formed in 2002 right next to the Russian border in Lappeenranta, Finland, the band has now been around for over a decade and has undergone numerous line up changes over the years, the current incarnation of One Hidden Frame are now more active than ever and they have developed a heavier more aggressive sound for their latest album. Harmful Content was released a few days ago, on the 17th March 2017, via Bird Attack Records and the album is now available for download, and also on extremely limited edition vinyl.
One Hidden Frame have made a few forays into Europe, including an appearance at Punk Rock Holiday, and now it appears that they are intent on making an impact outside their home turf with the release of Harmful Content. The opening What I’d Rather Say Is… verges on post hardcore before the album kicks into the full on melodic hardcore of From Maidan To Tahrir, from this point on the album veers between the various incarnations that hardcore has spawned over the years in an intense and emotional, if not somewhat familiar, manner.
One Hidden Frame delivers a mix of melancholic 90s skate punk and melodic hardcore, it’s a mix that will definately appeal to fans of the likes of Propagandhi and Pennywise. This is a solid nine tracks of emotive hard edged punk rock that will hit the spot the for fans of the more intense side of post hardcore, and obviously established fans of melodic hardcore. For me there is nothing on Harmful Content that I haven’t heard before, but having said that this is an album that is well delivered and faultlessly produced, and it’s one that should earn them new devotees outside of their native Finland.
Harmful Content can be purchased and streamed here
One Hidden Frame‘s Facebook presence can be found here
One Hidden Frame have released a music video for their song Exploding Head Syndrome, the track is taken from the band’s fifth full length album, Harmful Content, which is scheduled to be released on March 17 2017 through Bird Attack Records.
You can pre order Harmful Content here
One Hidden Frame‘s Facebook page can be found here
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