ALTERNATIVE ACTION/MARCHING ORDERS: Split: 7”

Alternative Action: Pretty straight-forward street punk. However, it gets a little poppy by the second song, and that’s all fine and good with me. Marching Orders: First impression: the vocals are very reminiscent of the Subhumans U.K., and, musically, it’s not far behind. My second impression is that even disregarding that, these guys sound way British. Overall: I wish I’d gotten the picture disc version of this, but oh well. I imagine I’d enjoy seeing either band live—barring it doesn’t get me a kick to the side of the head.

 –joe (Iron Pier)