ANTIBODIES: Concrete Rockers Go Uptown: 7” EP

These old dudes from the U.K. play Subhumans / Crass-influenced U.K. peace punk. The lyrics are potent, the vocals strong, and the production clear without being overly slick. Those with an aversion to cocky, snotty British-accented cheeseball punk will want to steer clear of it, but their retro sound is pretty damn amusing. Listening to Concrete Rockers Go Uptown is kind of like watching a sitcom when you haven’t seen one for awhile. It’s that cheerful. A full-length from them is supposedly in the works, but this solid EP is a great start.

 –Art Ettinger (Choking Hazard, chokinghazardrec.com)