Wreck-Age ‘Orbital’ (Self Released)
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Four track debut from the Corby/Leicester based Wreck-Age who included previous members of both Eastfield and Cretin 77; title track ”Orbital’ is a darkly delicious vehicle for the distinct DK-esque vocals of Joe, powered along by a solid no nonsense beat, and a neat guitar riff, whilst ‘Two Minutes’ offers up an ever so subtle ska punk vibe…but fails to wrap it up at 2mins, instead cheating us of 7secs!!

‘Cop Out’ lowers the pace, a warm looping reggae bass line hints towards the obvious Clash influences before spinning off into a whirling vortex, then dropping away to a spacious middle complete with some taut guitar work, that allows Joe’s vocal to soar…closer ‘Turn Up To Dance’ continues in a similar vein, with some classic slashed punk guitar, crashing drums and again utilising the space between the components – nice.

An impressive debut, that draws on the bands punk roots but also ably displays their ability and desire to push against the genres confines.

Wreck-Age have live dates coming up including; The Wagon & Horses, Birmingham 7th April, The Yorkshire House, Lancaster 8th April, the Top of The Punks Charity All-Dayer (Northampton 17th June), and The Rebellion Festival 2017 3rd – 6th August.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.



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