Re: 1990s to present day, melodic punk from thee U.K.

speaking of grampus 8

Re: 1990s to present day, melodic punk from thee U.K.

Don't really post many links to new bands, but i think these guys are totally in the mold of BROCCOLI, HOOTON 3 CAR,. LEATHERFACE etc - (yes i know one of these tracks i'm linking to is a HOOTON 3 CAR cover!) but I really like their own track too - they are called CHESTNUT RD and are from France, but sound more English than most of the new bands from the UK do these days, seeing as the new UK bands to me in this kind of vein are all looking at the US bands rather than the original UK bands...
Anyways check out the tracks - taken from (I think) a 6 track demo cassette coming out soon, with a self released 7" to follow I beleive

http://chestnutroad.bandcamp.com/

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the thing with this style is that it is way better when it is melancholy rather than positive / upbeat.

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Totally agree Andy!

30 (edited by Gloom 15-03-2012 12:42:07)

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Got absolutely burned out on new bands of this genre lately. As evidenced by seeing Marshal Teller for the first time in December, and them being about 100 light years ahead of anything from the last few years. I think the last good gig in tis genre I saw was the last Chillerton show. That was special.

Chestnut Road sound great. I'd like to hear more songs!

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Exit Condition

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Slightly inappropriate but this thread has made me want to listen to The Gibbons lp again. Still heard nothing better along the lines of melancholic pop-punk. But in a concession to the UK, I'll start off with Mush! Not much music beats Dead Industrial Atmosphere!!

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That Gibbons record was surely influenced by UK bands I reckon. If not, it should have been! Shame about the tired Springsteen-esque stuff some of those guys went on to do though.

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Yeh, that stuff and the Lawrence Arms' gruff-sung tunes probably. My old roommate said he liked the State Lottery about as much as the Gibbons, but then again he also semi-worshipped John Mellencamp, so I stayed away.

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Re: 1990s to present day, melodic punk from thee U.K.

Tsky, the Lawrence Arms are absolutely okay. Virtually all immitators thereof are not for a whole host of reasons.

Anything booting Springsteen is an instant turn-off.

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yankees go home.

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Melodic punx bands from Chicago are usally okay.

Anything else new/ good thats out? (by this I mean the last few years)

I know Chestnut Road will be great, because as with every band of this style ever, the songs are growing on me! Growers! always growers!

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http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=7434
http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=7894
http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=7319
http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=8006
http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=8326

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Non-UK, non-gruff, but def "melancholic pop-punk" and def amazing is Crusades. Love this LP: http://itsaliverecords.bandcamp.com/alb … -riding-in

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40 (edited by Gloom 15-03-2012 15:40:32)

Re: 1990s to present day, melodic punk from thee U.K.

Thanks, "We the Drowned" sound great, and I own the other 4! (and amusingly appear to have liked/ commented on them all at the time)

Memory poor.

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axisofevil wrote:

Yeh, that stuff and the Lawrence Arms' gruff-sung tunes probably. My old roommate said he liked the State Lottery about as much as the Gibbons, but then again he also semi-worshipped John Mellencamp, so I stayed away.

loved the first state lottery LP nearly as much as the gibbons LP.  the second though....... :-(

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Drunken Sailor Records wrote:

Exit Condition

This is really quite good!

In the spirit of the thread: Obvious favourites:



43 (edited by stevebombedout 21-03-2012 16:35:13)

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And funnily enough both Joe Ninety and The SWord are playing this in June:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365828033453884/?ref=ts

Which is nice.

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I've just got into Exit Condition from those Boss Tunage reissues, Days of Wild Skies is well worth a punt!

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just found my copy of The Best Punk Rock In England, Man. it was a compilation in the mid-90s put out on Snuff Smile.

1. Snuff - Flake
2. Toast - I'm A Reject
3. Gan - Blink
4. Suffer - Off The Lip
5. Crocodile God - Monopoly
6. Ex Cathedra - Rwanda
7. Annalise - Everyday Killer
8. The Shreds - Tell Me
9. Jessie - Indestructable
10. Baby Silverskins - Triviali
11. Lovejunk - All We Have To Do Is Stay Together
12. Gink - Upside Down
13. Swine Flu - Process Of Elimination
14. Pinto - Please Don't Go
15. Bradworthy - Superficial
16. Erase Today - Less Than Zero
17. Elmerhassel - Listen Up
18. Chocolate - Sticky Melt
19. Another Fine Mess - Fab 66
20. Broccoli - Sown
21. Worm - Fuck
22. Sofahead - Sleeping Satellite
23. Bulltaco - Don't Look Back
24. Dog Piss - Polythene

nice little write up of each band in the sleeve as well.

this blog has it up for download http://noaimsnodesires.blogspot.co.uk/2 … to-be.html

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The mention of Chocolate on that comp made me think of Sink, now they were a great band (that I'm not sure how many people will agree with)

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i agree with you.  used to love sink.  always enjoyed everything ed wenn has done.

49 (edited by garyoak 29-09-2012 12:20:30)

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Bar a few Yardman 7"s and Chocolate 7"s I kinda lost track. I probably should catch up.

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Nice to see Baby Silverskins on that comp, they were excellent live. Their 4 tracks on the split with Pigpile are superb, well worth checking out. The only other UK melodic band I still listen to are Drive, the No Girls/Peephole 7" is up there with anything from that period.

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