ANGELIC UPSTARTS: Bullingdon Bastards: LP/CD

Jan 19, 2016

Whilst many older punk bands might never again reach the heights of their earlier material, it’s heartening to hear those that can still write impactful new music. The lyrical targets for Thomas “Mensi” Mensforth haven’t changed at all; the government and fascists are still within his sights. There is a fine mix of songs here, some maintaining a harder edge whilst others taking on a more melodic approach that is even a bit poppy in places. It’s this variation which makes the album work so well, never allowing it to stagnate. Another plus is a guitar sound reminiscent of Stiff Little Fingers, one more reason why I know I’ll be returning to Bullingdon Bastards on many occasions. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage)

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