CROWN COURT: Capital Offence: LP

Why are punk kids better at playing skinhead music than true skins? Battle Ruins, Rixe, Hard Skin anyone? Here’s another for the pile. Made up of a bunch of London faces, this band put together a fantastic oi record. From the opening bass and drums of “Sammy Skyves,” I knew this was going to cook. I always attest that the best music always appears to be simple but is far from it. The dudes in this band have been studying their history and taken the best guitar tone from the Templars, the street rock from the Business, and the toughness of the 4-Skins. The recording and tone is pretty much perfect and the songs are about as good as you get. Top fucking class, gents. –Tim Brooks (Katorga Works, katorgaworks.bigcartel.com)