BRUISE CONTROL: Self-titled: CS

The opening riff of the first track, “Useless,” immediately brought to mind Shang-a-lang. Although, as it progressed there, this band hailing from Manchester and Sheffield became definitely more hi-fi in sound than those New Mexican punks. Subsequent tracks display a proficiency in garage punk with vocals straining at times, which is not dissimilar to the aforementioned band. Definitely in the same ballpark and definitely worth checking out. –Rich Cocksedge (Rad Noise, [email protected])