ATTERKOP: Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking: LP

Apr 08, 2019

The last time I listened to Atterkop I was left with little that lingered positively in my memory. It wasn’t bad but it didn’t strike the right chord with me. This, the band’s second album, is a different proposition and it veers away from the ska-influenced elements that were prevalent on the preceding long player. In fact, it sounds like a very different band indeed. There is a more expansive hardcore/post-hardcore sound at times with a more mid-tempo pace in general, creating an altogether more intriguing and enjoyable listen. My highlight is the track “I See You,” with lyrics and additional vocals provided by Bridget Hart, a track which attacks male-orientated punk scenes and delivered via a tsunami of rage. It’s a powerful song, with some excellent vocals from Hart who conveys the message perfectly. Good stuff all round. –Rich Cocksedge (Pumpkin,