A horrible hack

Bad Nerve


Year Released: 2014
Format: 7"
Label: Ny Vag
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jul 11, 2015
Super sharp, smart punk rock from Ume, Sweden, which deals with boredom, isolation and the general feeling that something's not quite right. Along with classic hardcore snark and gobbets of Regulations-style snot, there's a spiky angularity to the sound that makes me think of Wire and Pere Ubu as well, while closing track 'We Lost Our Way' (possibly my favourite of the five, though it's a tough call...) has a doomed Joy Division vibe going on thanks to the morosely intoned male half of the vocal trade-off. Excellent, overall, as you'd expect from a label like Ny Vg!

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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