COLONISED: Self-titled: CS

There’s no shortage of bands trying to pull off angular, Wipers-style punk. Colonised, however, really pull it off well. The vocals are urgent and in your face, rather than laid back, while the music is reminiscent of Greg Sage meets Naked Raygun. Cool first release by this Australia power trio, mastered by Daniel Husayn of Red Dons infamy. Check it out. –Steve Adamyk (Self-released, colonised.bandcamp.com)