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MDC

Mein Trumpf

Primordial Records
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MDC have been with us since 1979, they were amongst the very first US hardcore bands, and over the years they have built an illustrious history in the underground punk scene, have been an influence on countless bands and have always been consistent advocates of gay, trans, animal and equal rights. Now MDC are back with their first full length in thirteen years, Mein Trumpf, their latest release is an album in classic MDC style, a searing indictment of current US politics that is true to the band’s radical left-wing self, and one that represents a musical call to equality and a wake up call against intolerance and hatred.

The title track leaves you in no doubt exactly where MDC‘s loyalties lie, in six minutes they question every element of Donald Trump’s presidency, and ask’s the question ‘what the Trump is going on?’, whilst the first cut resembled a punk take on the classic protest song, Working For Satan returns to the frantic punk rock that MDC are best known for. Along with the political blasts against the Trump regime, there are attacks on toxic masculinity, the treatment of mental health and addiction, mainstream culture and remote warfare. Mein Trumpf closes with the widely heard chant ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA’, that was first coined by the band a lifetime ago, and is now widely heard at concerts and rallies across the USA.

Mein Trumpf has a distinctly lo-fi feel and if you like you punk rock political and raw with no punches pulled then Mein Trumpf will be a timely album, the unfiltered politics of MDC marks the welcome return of one of the original bands in the American hardcore scene, and for fans of the likes of early Dead Kennedy‘s, Crass and Minor Threat this will be the rallying call you’ve been waiting for. Mein Trumpf signals a timely and welcome return by MDC and is evidence that they’ve lost none of their fury at injustice and inequality. 

Mein Trumpf will be released via Primoridal Records on December 1st

Mein Trumpf can be pre-ordered on black and gold vinyl here and on CD here

The Young Hearts Release ‘Medicine’ Video Ahead Of UK Tour

Young Hearts HIJTCanterbury emo influenced alt-rockers The Young Hearts have released their new music video, Medicine, today. The track is inspired by growing up and losing touch and is taken from the bands new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, which is out now through Primordial Records. The Young Hearts take to the road across the South of England next week, including a hometown show at The Ballroom in Canterbury. You can purchase Honestly, I’m Just Thinking via Primordial Records here, and digitally via iTunes here and Spotify here

The video for Medicine, and The Young Hearts tour dates, can be viewed below

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The Young Hearts Release ‘Bloom’ Lyric Video

Young Hearts HIJTThe Young Hearts from Kent, UK have shared the new lyric video for Bloom, a track taken from the bands new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking. The new EP features four tracks of powerful emo influenced alt rock, which has been highly praised by the music press and is out now via Primordial Records.

Honestly, I’m Just Thinking is available on vinyl here and via Spotify here and iTunes here

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The Young Hearts Release ‘Honestly, I’m Just Thinking’ EP

Young Hearts HIJTAlt-rockers The Young Hearts from Kent, UK have released their new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, today through Primordial Records. The band will be on tour in the UK in support of the EP throughout October and November and are appearing at Manchester’s Deadbolt Festival later today.
 
Honestly, I’m Just Thinking is now available on vinyl here, via Spotify here and via iTunes here
 
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Young Hearts HIJT

The Young Hearts

Honestly, I'm Just Thinking

Primordial Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

UK Alt-rockers The Young Hearts are set to release their new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, on September 29th via Primordial Records. The road to creating their new EP was not an easy one for the band, the EP contains songs that are informed by nostalgia, loss, pain and guilt, emotions that reflect the turmoil that delayed the release of the EP after it was recorded last Spring. The Honestly I’m Just Thinking EP follows on from the bands 2015 EP, Everything We Left Behind, and marks the first studio release from the Kent based quartet after a traumatic couple of years.

Bloom opens the EP with a delicate picked introduction before the rhythm section kicks into gear to deliver a rousing melodic slice of alt rock, one that if I didn’t know better I would guess was from the heartland of the USA. Medicine brings a more reflective feel to the EP before Smoke delivers the most radio friendly and anthemic moment of Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, although it’s the EP’s final moment that is the most haunting, October is a striking finale to the EP that brings everything that this release promised to deliver together for a striking finale.

The anthemic nature of the songs means that this is an EP that is recommended for fans of Brand New, Manchester Orchestra and Gaslight Anthem, the events in the personal lives, including personal loss and trauma, ring out amongst their compositions making this a deeply personal and heartfelt EP. For me Honestly, I’m Just Thinking has a slightly overproduced and precise feel that detracts from the EP’s livelier numbers, but everything just comes together and fits into place for the stunning October which I can guarantee is a track that will stick with you, and I have a feeling that the rest of the EP will be one that grows on me with repeat plays.

Honestly, I’m Just Thinking will be released on vinyl and digital formats on the 29th September through Primordial Records and the EP can now be pre-ordered here

MDC To Release New Album ‘Mein Trumpf’

booklet 4 paginaPunk legends MDC are back with Mein Trumpf, their first full-length in 13 years. Mein Trumpf is an album in classic MDC style, a searing indictment of current US politics, true to the band’s radical left-wing self. A musical call to equality and wake-up call against intolerance and hatred, Mein Trumpf closes with the widely heard and oft-repeated chant “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA”, first coined by the band and now picked up at political rallies across the world. Forming in 1979, MDC were amongst the very first US hardcore band, and have an illustrious history in the underground punk scene. Consistent advocates of gay, trans, animal, equal-race rights, MDC have influenced and worked with some of the biggest names in the genre. The band have just returned from a seven week European tour, with further tour dates to be announced soon. Mein Trumpf will be released via Primoridal Records on November 3rd

The Young Hearts Sign To Primordial Records

Youn Hearts HIJTKent’s Emo influenced alt-rockers, The Young Hearts, have signed to Primordial Records and the band are to set to release their new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, on September 29th. The Young Hearts have now released Smoke, the lead single from Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, ahead of the EP’s release and the band will be on tour in the UK in August and October, along with an appearance at Manchester’s Deadbolt Festival in September.

You can stream Smoke, the lead single from the EP, here

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