NUMBER ONES: Another Side of the Number Ones: EP

May 23, 2018

In the tradition of bands like the Exploding Hearts, Tranzmitors, and the Briefs who have studied the past and made it the present, this lot from Dublin have taken their own history and made it their own. Faultless late-’70s Irish punk in vein of the Blades, Rudi, Victim, Outcasts or any number of long-forgotten Irish and Northern Irish gems. Any of these tracks could have been lifted from any Good Vibrations release or appeared on Bloodstains Across Northern Ireland. If I had any complaint it would be that it’s almost too perfect, if that makes sense. When a master forger is able to replicate a masterpiece, are they still an artist? Killer either way. –Tim Brooks (Static Shock,