WASTE: Last One Standing: 7”

This record opens with “Not Your Fight,” a track challenging all the dude bands who get up on stage and preach about treating women equally, rather than ceding their space, rather than actually stepping back and listening to women. The lyrics specifically call out 7 Seconds, a band that I’ve seen play “Not Just Boy’s Fun” on numerous bills where the only people on stage all night were straight white cis men. To quote Waste: “What are you trying to achieve? You treat me like someone that needs your protection.” This is angry, moshy, and absolutely necessary hardcore. –Emma Alice Johnson (Refuse, refusemusic.net)