VARIOUS ARTISTS: First Record: 7” EP

In the spirit of international fraternity and friendship, two U.S. bands (Meth Labs and Walk The Plank, hailing from SD and DC, respectively) and two South African bands (Swivel Foot and The Liberty Valance, both from Johannesburg), serve up three anthemic, oi-influenced stompers and one ska tune. The efforts are commendable, the tunes catchy, and the quality consistent.

 –jimmy (Big Tall Handsome, bigtallhandsomerecords.tumblr.com)