Freitag, 25. September 2015
ETT - 033 - The Brass - Rugged Cross CS
I was on tour, it was the first day, I saw this band and I wanted to put out this tape! Music for the Working Class Kids...
Let Adam from Katorga Works introduce this band to you: Oi! Oi! Oi! This is the hotly anticipated debut recording of NYC's The Brass, who have instantly become one of the best live bands in the NYC punk scene. Instead of playing what many see as the modern NYC sound, The Brass has both boots planted firmly in classic UK oi!, in particular Blitz. The sound is rough, direct and angry.
THE BRASS delivers one of the sickest, hardest and best demo’s recorded on American soil in 2015. An absolute killer. It's some of the best Oi! to come out of NYC in fkn god knows how long. The short, snappy tunes are up-tempo, no nonsense, and mad as hell, and the genre's working class origins shine through the NYC grime on grafter's anthems like "Treading Water," with its "back to work!" gang chants and desperate howls from vocalist Clay and the lads that "the only thing between me and the streets, is one shift on the 9-5."
This is from the streets for the streets, a honorable successor for a NY Band like IRON CROSS. Straight to the point, no bullshit, dirty-sounding the NEW NY WAVE OF Oi! This demo is so good that it would be impossible for you not to singalong. For those tired of derivative bands using Oi! as a smokescreen for tough guy silliness, THE BRASS is refreshing. Oh, sure, the sounds they make are rough and tough, but there's more to it than that, and that's what sets them apart from the rest of the Oi! wannabes.
The Brass is coming to a working class city near you and they will tear it down. Grab the tape, the us version was sold out instantely...