The Domestics/Pizzatramp: Discipline – EP Review
Discipline 5″ (TNS + 4)
2 bands, 5 inches, 6 songs, 1 minute each side. The latest UK hardcore novelty record gets a spin.
Well, those are the stats. There’s a certain type of punk rocker (or record collector) that can’t resist a novelty record so this is likely to sell out fairly quickly. A lot will have gone out on pre-order – including the one I’m buying as a friend accidentally bought too many. Such is the excitement about a record that is so special. It’s not as extreme as the Pea Brain ADHD 2 inch but once you take into consideration the middle, a 5 inch only leaves you about a minute on each side…which is enough for 3 short sharp blasts of punk rock by each band. Both The Domestics and Pizzatramp have been hauling their arses round the country the last few years so you may have been lucky enough to catch them.
The Domestics turn out F*ckin’ Die, A Quiet Life and Shopping showcasing their gruff and shouty East Anglian take on hardcore distilled into its essence. The segues are so tight that I quite happily listened to all 3 thinking it was one song.
Meanwhile, Pizzatramp win the best title competition with their first offering: I Went On A Double Funded Kickstarter Holiday to the United States of America and All I Brought Back Was This Shitty F*cking Album. That made me chuckle. Thrashy Welsh skate punk, heavy on the growl, complete with upturned baseball cap last time I saw them.
Like this insane exercise in novelty punk rock, my review remains short and f*cking sweet. There is not much else to be said.
You can buy it from TNS Records or the other participating labels: Kibou Records, Sick World Records (New Zealand), Mangel Wax Records (Sweden) and Punkebjartes Punkeplater Records (Norway).
All words by Nathan Brown. You can read more from Nathan on his Louder Than War archive over here.