CASH FOR YOUR STORIES: Self-titled: EP

Okay punk from Manchester that sounds like Leatherface filtered through late ‘80s Dischord releases. The music has a crunch to it without being overbearing. Amid the thud is a strong, tuneful element to move the song along. The songs never break into a quick pace, and there’s not a lot of distortion in the sound either. Instead, the music is a little more layered, almost methodical, like in “Sobotka,” with how it climbs and meanders, as well as having stop-go parts. The standout on here is the opener, “Stand Your Ground,” which has a near anthem like feel about it, due to the chorus and subject matter.

 –M.Avrg (Andi’s Friends, myspace.com/andisfriends)