Here’s a trans-Atlantic split CD featuring Deadline from England and Brassknuckle Boys from The U.S. Deadline is up first with some great rough-yet-melodic punk rock featuring the amazing voice of Liz Rose. She sounds like a perfect blend of Theo from The Lunachicks and Faye from The Rezillos. Yep, she is that good. Thankfully, the music stands up really well to the vocals and I know I’ll be tracking down some more from this band. Brassknuckle Boys are flying the street punk/ punk rock‘n‘roll flag and they do it quite well. They sound like The Bruisers meet Electric Frankenstein, which I think helps them a lot because those are two sub-genres that tend to breed a lot on mediocrity. These Boys seem to make it just interesting enough for some repeat listening. Throw in a Tom Petty cover (the competent yet grossly overdone “American Girl”) and you’ve got something good. Deadline is definitely the pick of the two though.
–ty (Haunted Town)