AlterationsLockjaw Records / Umlaut Records / Cannonball Records
By AJ Phink
The Burnt Tapes are a London based quartet who originated in the sunnier climes of Athens in 2013, they moved to damper environment of the UK back in 2013 to continue their studies, and to avoid military conscription, and they now appear to have settled in the UK’s capital city. The Burnt Tapes have now released their five track Alterations EP via Lockjaw Records, Umlaut Records for the vinyl release, and Cannonball Records. The Alterations EP follows on from their 2016 releases, the Besides EP and a split single with Sketchy, and it can only cement their place in the UK punk scene, as for me this is their finest release to date.
The EP kicks off with the gruff punk charms of the title track and it sets a ridiculously high standard with it’s raw intensity, the lead single from the Alterations EP, Oh Marie, follows in it’s wake and brings things down a notch whilst maintaining the standards set by the title track. The wonderfully titled Wayne Regretzky carries on in the raw yet melodic footsteps of the preceding tracks whilst Ghosts brings the most manic moment on the EP, but the best is saved is saved for last. Things Get Weird closes the Alterations EP with a anthemic and deeply personal howl that’s accompanied by a dark and infectious riff that recalls the Alkaline Trio in their heyday, and it marks the perfect ending to an impressive and all too short EP by The Burnt Tapes.
The Burnt Tapes have delivered an almost flawless five track EP of muscular gruff punk that will appeal to fans of Nothington, Hot Water Music and Off With Their Heads, and it’s a release that, if there’s any justice, should see their already dedicated fanbase growing. Alterations blends punk rock and post hardcore with their own raw style and the result is an impressive EP that will be amongst the highlights of 2017 come the end of the year. If you’re unfamiliar with The Burnt Tapes then the release of Alterations EP marks the perfect moment to introduce yourself to their raw melodic punk rock charms, you can thank me later.
The Alterations EP can be ordered and streamed via Bandcamp here
Today marks the official release day for Alterations, the new six track EP from the London via Athens gruff punk band, The Burnt Tapes. Released digitally and on CD & vinyl, the EP is now officially available today from Lockjaw Records. The Burnt Tapes will be celebrating with a London based EP release party at the Urban Bar, Whitechapel on Saturday, June 3rd.
The Alterations EP can be ordered here
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London via Athens punk rock band The Burnt Tapes are delighted to reveal details of their forthcoming EP, Alterations. Following on from their two previous releases, Wasted History in 2014 and Besides in 2016, the band will release their new EP through Lockjaw Records, Umlaut Records and Cannonball Records on Friday 2nd June. To celebrate the news the group are streaming a music video for new single, Oh Marie, a gritty track which channels the more melancholy edges of the band’s gruff-punk influenced sound.
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The Manchester Punk Festival is almost upon us, the event takes place between 20th and 22nd April across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the final volume of the compilations that precede this years festival. The Manchester Punk Festival Volume 14 features Throwing Stuff, After The Fall, Martha, Dirty Twisters, Clowns, Jakal, Inner Terrestrials, Riggots, Fair Do’s, BONO!, Foetal Juice, Kollapse, Wadeye, Billy Liar, The Kirkz, Doe, The Burnt Tapes, Helen Chambers and Matlida’s Scoundrels. The previous 13 volumes of the Manchester Punk Festival compilations, that cover the 2015 to 2017 line ups, are also still available as name your price downloads.
The final 200 tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale here
You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume 14 as a name your price download here
U.K. label Disconnect Disconnect Records and U.S.-based 7-10 Split Records teamed up to stream a Sketchy/Burnt Tapes split EP. Listen to the new music here.
Brooklyn, N.Y., punks Sketchy debuted their first full-length album titled I Wanted This To Go Different in 2015. The band is looking forward to a string of festival shows this summer. London punk rockers The Burnt Tapes released Wasted History, the band’s first EP, in 2014 and have since toured through the U.K. and Europe.