KNEEON: Self-titled: CS

This has got a garage punk rock feel to it, with a lot of fuzz and vocals which sit just beneath the music, but in many places it’s also got the choppy delivery of Circle Jerks, most notably on “Into the Void” and “Fade Away.” It’s a winning combination. It contains a lot of drive to keep things uptempo for the most part. At times it does manage to provide quite an explosive sound across eleven tracks. This West Walian outfit garners its personnel from The Arteries, Hot Mass, and The Groundnuts & Independents, so on that basis alone this should be enough to make you sit up and take notice. –Rich Cocksedge (Brassneck, brassneckrecords.bigcartel.com)