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Austerity – Anarcho Punk Dance Party LP

Austerity - Anarcho Punk Dance Party CD coverAusterity
Brighton, UK

It appears that this band have been around for a while but this is the first I’ve heard of them (unusual for me for a band from Brighton). Still, this is a nice intro to what they’re about.

The band place themselves at least in part in the post-punk box. Yeah, I can hear that, but I’d say that they’re also like a less atonal The Ex, picking up on the ‘Slap!’-era Chumbawamba vibe, and throwing in a bit of Sonic Boom Six-flavoured quirky ska too. It’s a bit weird in a good way. Vox are delivered with a slightly droney inflection topped up with the passion demanded of the subjects covered. Steve Lake is probably a solid enough reference point for what to expect.

I could certainly see me getting my groove on to this lot in the back of a pub.

OP’s opinion Three and a half anarchies

Listen / download (name your price) / buy CD

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