The Lonely Revolts - Broken Bones Burning Hearts

Published Tuesday 10th March 2015
The Lonely Revolts - Broken Bones Burning Hearts
The Lonely Revolts - Broken Bones Burning Hearts

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155370-22858
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

This Californian three-piece are a punk band, make no mistake. And that's punk as in the spirit of 1976 rather than the rather more glossy stuff of the same label these days. Thin lead guitar sounds (composed of short riffs), fast distorted playing behind a half-shouted, half-sung lead vocal. The backing vocals are chanted, not sung. And only two songs make it to over three minutes in length. Lyrically it's right, too: "We're all gonna die" ("Open Graves") is not your Hillsong-type refrain. When they chant "Alleluia" it's with an edge of defiance. And The Lonely Revolts' idea of slow is reserved purely for intros (eg, "Inside Job"). If there's a criticism it's that there's an element of sameness to a lot of the material: the tracks tend to merge one into another in your memory. Overall, think Sham 69, Buzzcocks, the Damned, Bill Mason Band (and the "I've got a problem" on "Falling Apart" is pure Johnny Rotten). If you loved them you'll love these guys. I did.

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