HIPSHOT KILLER: All This Time Is Ours: LP

The opening track on Hipshot Killer’s last album, They Will Try to Kill Us All, stated “Don’t tell me we don’t need another anthem” before the trio proceeded to lay down some great anthemic punk rock which gave more than a few nods in the direction of Stiff Little Fingers. All This Time Is Ours finds the band doing exactly the same, offering up an impressively strong collection of tracks. I can’t fault this record, as it ticks box after box of what I enjoy listening to. “Red Fall Leaves” lifts my heart and soul in a way few songs manage to achieve. The recording is clear, the guitar playing is both punchy and intricate, the rhythm section offers a forceful-yet-bouncy drive, and the sequencing provides the perfect ebb and flow from start to finish. Three albums in and Hipshot Killer is still excelling at this punk rock malarkey. Note: I don’t throw around comparisons to my favorite band S.L.F. willy nilly, and here it is well deserved. An early contender for my album of the year. –Rich Cocksedge (Locket Love)