REVERSE: Empty Spaces: LP/CD

Reverse was originally active in the early ’90s, releasing a couple of singles on Damaged Goods before calling it a day. Fast forward many years and a single was recently put out by Japanese label SP Records before the band’s debut non-compilation album Empty Spaces was recorded and released. What you get is a bunch of gritty melodic punk tunes that have just the perfect hint of pop to help make for a bright and easy listen. There are a handful of cracking tunes on here, the title track being the standout one. I’m off to track down that compilation album now. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, [email protected], bosstuneage.bigcartel.com / SP, [email protected], sp-records.com)