VIOLATORS: The No Future Years: CD

Jul 12, 2007

Remember these guys from their appearance on one of the Punk and Disorderly comps and not being all that impressed with ’em, but this release is another matter entirely. A collection of assorted singles and such that they made while signed to No Future, the bulk of the music here is very dark and experimental, almost post-punk in sound, which was a surprise given their look and their fairly by-the-numbers punk name. The songs, many of which are a bit on the long side, are nevertheless a good listen, with their non-Xerox take on punk, and specifically English punk, it’s a nice change of pace in an era (both then and now) when everyone seems more interested in sounding like everyone else. Good stuff.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)