BILLY NO MATES USA: Sourdough: LP

Billy, a.k.a. Duncan Redmonds of Snuff, obviously does have some mates and for this release he joined forces with some of those from bands like Lagwagon, Dead To Me and Samiam. Sourdough was actually recorded in San Francisco in 2010 so it’s been some time coming for this to see the light of day. The album features six new songs and six versions of previously available tracks. Redmonds’s vocals are distinctive and it’s good to hear them backed by some of punk’s luminaries from the other side of the pond. It’s a good listen, nothing earth shattering but a record that provides comfort and enjoyment in these strange times. –Rich Cocksedge (10 Past 12, snuffband.bigcartel.com)