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Autonomists

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Year Released: 2004
Format: CD
Label: Vanity Rock
 
Reviewed by Tony Era on Jun 13, 2007
Imagine a mix between early Green Day and old garage rock and that’s pretty much this band. I've played this quite a bit and like it. I don’t love it but it is pretty sweet just to chuck on and chill out to.

The best bits are the rough and ready pop songs, fast REALLY messy and lots of fun. They even chuck in a couple of ska songs but there ain't none of that skanking shit or any brass at all. The production is spot on and I absolutely adore three piece bands that keep it three piece. Just the instruments and a voice, no overdubs, no gloss just sweat and passion.

This also seems like a very DIY release from a label called Vanity Records. I really respect that while many MANY bands are trying to and for the most part successfully making shit loads of money off this sound at the moment, the Autonomists are doing it for the hell of it. I would imagine that just seeing a review of their record would make them a lot more happier than an NME cover story or a nice fat cheque.

So if you like fast and extremely varied pop punk check this out. And anyone who liked recent stuff by the Unknown and Ben Grimm should definitely pick this up.

Sweet.

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