Remember Seattle˙s Sicko? These guys played an important role in the 90-ies pop punk when pop punk was more punk and less pop, contrary to nowadays. Well, Red Scare Industries released nice compilation of their biggest hits from all era of the band. 19 songs of furious tempo pop punk/melodic punkrock are here for your listening pleasure. I must admit that I never listened to Sicko close when I was a kid in the 90ies but now this records suits me as well as thousands other fans to rediscover this band and their opus again. The hits like Where I Live, Believe, Kathy`s Dance and all the other are sure to win over and re-ignite your old punkrock heart like it is twenty something years ago hehe. Great record!
The Toy Dolls are celebrating their 40th birthday. The UK longstanding trio are taking a massive tour to celebrate the birthday, but also to promote their brand new record. Yes, Episode XIII contains intro plus 14 songs of funny punk mayhem like we got used to from these legends throughout the years. I saw them live for the first time two years ago and remained jaw dropped by their fantastic show and this songs just prove how tight and musically talented this band is. The songs are melodic, energetic and anthemic just made for humming and singing the whole day long. Olga sounds better than ever, Tommy on bass too while Duncan Redmonds is definitely one of the best drummers in the punk scene right now. Some of the songs that I somehow liked the most on this record are Knickers Off In Mykonos, Christine`s Clothes and Until Next Time. This record is in the rank of their best releases in the four decade existence in the scene. Happy birthday Toy Dolls and here is to at least fourty more!
Norwegian scene is thriving and pulsing with super bands and Fights from Oslo are definitely one of them. They released new single called Five AM for you and check it out!
Listen to the single here!
FIGHTS is a punk rock band from Oslo, Norway, with influences from the good old scandirock.
With hard drumming, catchy riffs, heavy bass and screaming vocals they are determined to prove those who thinks that rock has died – wrong. The themes in their songs spans from lonely guys who gets high on asbestos and deadly flying fishes.
“Five AM” is their difficult second single. But with even harder riffs than before, and a message to all of those caring so much about everything to relax a little, – well, it might not be that difficult at all. “Five AM” is about the fact that few good things happens after midnight, but it can be healthy and good for you to get away sometimes and care less.
Sivert Moe – vocals
Markus Uttisrud – guitar
Sigve Kvitvik – bass Eirik Langva Lie – drums