A horrible hack

The Urchin

Versus Brand New Equalizer

Year Released: 2004
Format: CD
Label: self released
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
What the! I put this cd on and for the frst 20 seconds or something I thought the Urchin had morphed into Jellyroll Rockheads. THRASH! Then they return to normal and more what I expected. Then they thrash again. Although I haven't listened to this band for about 3 years or more, I spied this 4 track EP in Crackle distro and had to pick it up after my buddy Simon reported back from Japan on it's aceness. And I was not disappointed. After the first track that thrashes away for under 60 seconds, the Urchin power through 3 ultra good melodic punk efforts, featuring songs like "I Hate The Morning". Word to the Urchin! This song is super catchy and contains lots of energy and shouty vocals. That's about as far as my skills go when describing this band. I guess, take Dillinger 4 and make them come from Japan and do things slightly differently and you have this bands sound. Each track is so tight and well crafted, driving out of the rifftastic rock sections into calmer periods before all the guitars come flailing back and cripes. It's just good. Thanks! Man. "I was drinking cheap liquor till falling down" - yes! All songs by the Urchin, no copyright. PUNK! Why isn't this on Snuffy Smile? Ridiculous.

p.s. a guy called Big is still in this band.

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