Yards – EP2

Searching the punk section on bandcamp produces some excellent results. Yards are just one of many that I’ve decided to single out to scribble some words about. Yards are a four piece from London/Brighton who specialise in gnarled, snapping rage fed through a filter of discord.

Hornets – No Faith EP

I thought it was supposed to be getting lighter? Hornets certainly don’t think so; tapping into the realms of darkness and despair on No Faith, an EP that’s littered with bad feelings, ugly, chewed-up riffs and a sense of foreboding doom. Just what you need now that summer is around the corner! Hailing from Belfast, Hornets have been kicking around for a few years…

Besta/Englemaker – Split 7″

According to Englemaker’s facebook they “tune their guitars to C# like Master of Reality, listen exclusively to Bolt Thrower and the ZZ Top Eliminator album, and are currently planning to come and lay waste to your town.”

Worlds Scariest Police Chases – NOFX and Out Come The Wolves Dookie

I can’t work out if there’s 6 or 7 people in this multi-headed hydra of shouting and cheap beer, but whoever the personnel are that make up Worlds Scariest Police Chases, they’re having a better time than anyone else on the planet, and this, their second album, is proof of that.

Strike to Survive – Yesterday’s News

In some ways this band remind me of Raised Fist in the relentlessness of the vocals. But the guitar sounds are of a much more traditional punk nature, you can even hear some acoustic strings in ‘Ringer’, there isn’t the super-beefy down tuned metal distortion some bands resort to and I’m actually quite glad.

Hollow Truth – Prometheus Bound

Dublin-based ‘Bray Area Thrashers’ Hollow Truth cite Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags and Slayer as their main influences, all of which shine through clearly on this neat little two-tracker of thrash punk.