It's Monday, and that means it's time to start posting new reviews again. First up, Rich Cocksedge continues his journey through UK-based independent punk with his review of The Apostates' new album, Wide-Eyed and Determined:
These thirteen songs are an amalgam of influences all brought together to allow the band to deliver quite a lush-sounding that lands somewhere between indie and punk. There's more of a jangle to the guitar throughout which allows for quite an upbeat quality. Even when you're being taken one way lyrically, the music has you in another place; a nice combination.
Two has a much more cohesive sound than their eponymous debut. The songs are crisper and faster and the songwriting is pure, grade-A punk rock. Tunes like "I'm A Contrarian" and "Invader" are destined to be future classics.