PALATINES, THE: Death from Below: LP

May 23, 2018

This is one that will appeal to anyone who liked a lot of what Fat Wreck, Honest Don’s, and Epitaph were releasing in the ‘90s. This takes the background wall of guitar I associate with NUFAN and adds in elements of Teen Idols to create a really punchy and melodic punk sound. It’s not reinventing anything but takes a tried and tested approach and uses it to write some really catchy songs. It takes a lot for me to part with hard earned cash and pay stupid international postage rates these days, but this time I was glad to support the postal workers to get hold of a copy of this. An early contender for my annual top ten. –Rich Cocksedge (Self-released, thepalatines.bandcamp.com)

 

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