Shock Nagasaki: Big oi influence, lots o’ reverb for that anthemic sound, and chant-friendly choruses. They’re catchy, but a little more manipulative than’s comfortable. Bet they get a lot of fist pumping from the crowd when they play. Straitjacket: similar to their record mates, in that they’re obviously into the English punk thang and are just as catchy, but they also have a nugget of early OC hardcore buried in there as well, which makes things just a tad more interesting on their side.

 –jimmy (TKO)