GRIT: Diamond: 7”

Sep 20, 2017

Four tracks of U.K.82/oi-influenced punk coming from Dublin. This is good stuff, mid-tempo and melodic with Clodagh’s no-nonsense vocals hitting hard. This takes me back thirty-five years to when I was listening to bands like Blitz, The Partisans, and Vice Squad. Lyrics cover social and political issues, and have much in common with the aforementioned bands. There is also a sense of unity and looking out for friends running through the songs, too, adding some positivity to proceedings. This is up there with contemporaries Rixe and Syndrome 81. –Rich Cocksedge (Distr-Oi!, distroyrecords.com)

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