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Album Review: Limp Wrist – ‘Facades’

Facades is Limp Wrist’s first collection of new songs in almost a decade and their first full length album in even longer- if Discogs is to be believed, they released their self-titled LP in 2001(!). It’s everything that you would want from a new Limp Wrist album. If you’re unfamiliar with the band (particularly if you’ve only been involved with punk rock for a handful of years), they, and I’m quoting vocalist Martin Sorrondeguy here, “put the ‘-core’ back in ‘queercore.’” Their brand of hardcore is similar to the way that Void and Cülo play hardcore: loud and vicious. Mix in the current political climate in America, and you’ve got a recipe for a great album.

Lyrically, Facades is just as sharp as the music, hitting topics that range between generational gaps (“experiences so old, what could old queens possibly know?” from “Wrap Yourself In Me”) and sexual identity (“men talk about my maleness and how I tamper with the line” from “They Tell Me”), to closeted politicians (“pass laws that harm and destroy / filthy mind- pretend to be straight / closeted you’re falling apart” from “Don’t Want You”) and the privileges of hetero culture (My Spanish is rusty, but I’m pretty sure that’s what “Como Vos” touches on). In one of the album’s more uplifting moments (if you can call it that), “Thick Skin” features advice to any young LGBTQI listeners.

In an abrupt twist, the album’s B-side takes a complete tonal and stylistic shift. The album’s final three tracks, “In My Mind,” “Dead Artist,” and “Systems in Place” are electronic-driven tunes, more akin to what you might expect at a rave in the early hours in the morning. They’re slow burners (if you’re throwing a dance party, don’t start with these tracks), falling somewhere between techno and maybe industrial? I don’t actually know, I’m very much out of my wheelhouse here. But that’s what makes the inclusion of these tracks great- it provides the listener, likely some dumb punk kid such as myself, with a way to see- err…hear- a different aspect of gay subcultures that can’t be expressed through Limp Wrist’s usual style.

Regardless of the genre that Limp Wrist decide to play, Facades is the type of punk album that we need in this day and age. We’re lucky that they’re back.

4.5 / 5

You can stream Facades below.

RIYL: Cülo, G.L.O.S.S., VOID



More bands announced for Static Shock Weekend 2017

Well this is shaping up to be one of the best line ups of the year in the UK! Static Shock Weekend will take place from November 9th – 12th and is full of incredible d.i.y hardcore punk bands.

One of the headliners will be US hardcore punks Limp Wrist who recently released their blistering new record “Facades.” It will be there only UK/European show! Another one off will be post punks Good Throb who will be playing their first show in 2 years. The rest of the weekend is jammed full of great UK d.i.y bands such as State Funeral, Hex, Nachthexen, Pink Grip, Arms Race and Strong Boys from Ireland. It will certainly be one to remember!

You can get more information and updates here.



Limp Wrist (Hardcore Punk) Stream new album “Facades”

It’s been a long wait but legendary queercore punks Limp Wrist are back and streaming their new album ‘”Facades”. It is their first release in 9 years! The first 8 tracks are exactly what you have been waiting for all these years; fast and angry hardcore punk. However the last 3 tracks take a strange twist. Give it a listen below.

Apparently there was an issue with some of the material in the booklet. We are not sure what exactly but the label tweeted this:

“There is a first time for everything. Limp Wrist LP booklet just got refused by the printers based on the content. Too steamy for UK 2017.”

If you know much about Limp Wrist then this is probably not surprising!