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Random Hand – Seething Is Believing CD

Seeting Is BelievingI was fortunate enough to catch Random Hand when they supported Propagandhi a while back, and was mightily impressed with their energy and presence. So when I was given the opportunity to review their latest offering (thanks Donagh), I jumped at the chance. And I’m very happy with what I’m hearing.

Random Hand have their roots firmly in the third-wave skacore approach to sound generation, but aren’t limited by the style. As a result, it’s a very […]

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Detached – None The Wiser CDEP

Detached coverDetached play some competent and energetic third-wave style ska, with fast guitar chops, strident beats to move the feet, frenetic basslines and a full complement of brass laying down some smooth rhythms. I’ve got to say that I find the main voice slightly annoying – I really don’t like the faux American twang that seems to creep in to quite a few non-Yank ska bands’ tunes, and I also found it to be a bit scratchy on my ears […]

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