LOST CHERREES: Hung Drawn & Quartered: 7” EP

Although I’m acquainted with the name and know a bit of their history, I must profess some ignorance of the previous recordings of this long-standing U.K. anarcho punk band, so I can’t really judge sound/style shifts over time or anything like that. What I am hearing is a bit reminiscent of later Vice Squad in places, albeit with smarter lyrics and none of the annoying overproduction. The songs are tuneful instead of Crass-styled grating and, thankfully, don’t have that hollowness that too often comes with older bands “giving it another go.” Four tunes, with the last being a Finnish version of one of the others on the flipside.

 –jimmy (Antisociety, facebook.com/AntiSocietyRecords)