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EP Review: No Trigger – “Adult Braces”

Once the initial thrill upon hearing that a band has ended their self-imposed hiatus and are returning with fresh recordings passes, there is that unmistakable feeling of trepidation. Will there still be the spark and crackle of passion, invention and enthusiasm that made them so special or will it just be a tired old retread of what came before? The last twitch of a band who should just be put out of their misery.

Massachusetts, melodic punk/ hardcore band No Trigger have been around since the year 2000 with their last album, “Tycoon”, coming all the way back in 2012. A lot can happen in 5 years so it is with that familiar feeling of excitement and apprehension that the band mark their return with this 4 track EP. Thankfully, “Adult Braces” is an inspired and welcome return for the band who serve up 4 tight, punchy anthems ready for immediate consumption.

“Sleeping Bag” starts things off in typically bracing fashion with a tightly wound hardcore riff that crashes face first into a bouncy, melodic punk chorus. Their sound sits somewhere between Strike Anywhere and Good Riddance and, while it may not be wholly original, when it’s done this well and with this amount of raw, burning passion, who cares? The band have a veteran’s understanding of how to stitch together tough, brawny hardcore and brighter, more upbeat pop-punk with each song elevated still further by singer Tom Rheault’s introspective lyrics. As he bawls lines “I’ve been dreaming/another night in hell”  it’s clear that each song is a cathartic opportunity for him to  lay his frustrations and pent-up fury bare.  “Holy Punks” is a similarly disaffected anthem which sees Rheault address the uncertainties of having to navigate your 30s and the very real pressures to “grow up”.

“Dogs On Acid” is another prime example of the band’s perfect blend of intense, hardcore verses and more anthemic, melodic punk choruses. After the hushed, lo-fi strums of an acoustic guitar it quickly becomes a full on oral assault as Rheult’s urgent tirades tangle with roaring guitars and quick fire drums. EP closer, “Hyperaware”, deviates subtly from what precedes it as the band cram a lifetime’s worth of musical lessons into 3 and a half minutes. The crisp, post-hardcore lead guitar line that buttresses the vocals,and the atmospheric verses are pure A Wilhelm Scream. While the bone-rattlingly infectious chorus and the quiet/loud bridge that sees the rest of the band recede behind a dam of pounding drums before roaring back to life, show a subtle touch similar to that of Hot Water Music.

Fans may be disappointed at the brevity of this EP but it serves as a tasty reminder of what we’ve been missing since the band went into hibernation. Let’s just hope the band doesn’t wait so long next time.

4/5 Stars

No Trigger stream new EP “Adult Braces”

Booyah! Worcester punk act No Trigger  have just released their new EP “Adult Braces” and you can jam the entire thing below. The four track banger is their first release in five years following 2012’s “Tycoon.”

“Adult Braces” dropped today via Bird Attack Records.

No Trigger unveil “Dogs On Acid,” first single from upcoming album, “Adult Braces”

After a bit of time off the “new music” radar, it looks like No Trigger are finally back!

The Worcester, Massachusetts-based punks have announced details of a brand new 12-inch EP. It’s called “Adult Braces,” and it’ll be released by the good folks at Bird Attack Records in digital form on July 28th and on vinyl on August 11th.

As a bit of a teaser, the band have released a video for the album’s first single. It’s called “Dogs on Acid,” and you can check it out below! “Adult Braces” marks their first release since 2012’s “Tycoon.”

Deforester, Cayetana, No Trigger and more added to Pouzza Fest 5 line up

The ongoing “bands advent calendar” at Pouzza Fest’s headquarters is happening just as planned. They’ve begun unveiling bands on December 1st and since the last announcement, Deforester, Cayetana, No Trigger, Mouth (featuring members of Sister Kisser) and Serenity Now have been added to Pouzza Fest’s next year edition which will take place in Montreal on May 15-16-17.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the Pouzza Fest 5 advent calendar is unveil. 3-day passes for the festival can be purchase right here.

Music Video: No Trigger – “Checkmate”

No Trigger has released a music video for their song “Checkmate”. The track comes off of the band’s second album, Tycoon.

You can watch the video below.

Tycoon was released on February 2012 via No Sleep Records.

No Trigger announce U.S. and Canada tour dates

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act No Trigger have announced a handful of U.S. & Canada tour dates. You can check out a full list of dates and locations they’ll be playing here.

The band’s last album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Comp: Broken English 2013 Digital Sampler (No Trigger, Useless ID, Pentimento, etc)

Broken English Records are their 2013 sampler for free download.  It’s a pretty badass comp and a great way to discover a couple new punk bands.  It features a whole slew of solid acts like No Trigger, Useless ID, Pentimento, Nightmares For A Week (new song), Gameday Regulars, and … ah, just check out the tracklist when you download it for free here.

Full DVD Stream: Set Your Goals and No Trigger – Mutiny In The UK!

Here’s your punk rock entertainment for the next 45 minutes.

“Mutiny in the UK!” (featuring Set Your Goals and No Trigger) was shot during the summer of 2007 on the UK leg of a 52-show European Tour.  Enjoy the entire DVD here.

Free Compilation: “5 Minutes To FEST”

Gainesville’s annual punk Fest started today and to commemorate the occasion the folks organizing the festivities have released a free compilation featuring a crap load of the bands performing.

Snag or stream it here.

Free Music: No Sleep Records Fall 2012 sampler (No Trigger, La Dispute, Into It. Over It. and more)

The good folks at Orange County-based No Sleep Records have unveiled their Fall 2012 sampler.

The album features 22 tracks from the likes of No Trigger, La Dispute, Koji, Into It. Over It., Major League, Mixtapes, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and a bunch more. You can download it for free right here, or stream it by clicking here.

No Trigger announce US/Japan tour dates

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act No Trigger have announced they will be playing a handful of tour dates in the United States and Japan in October and November.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations they’ll be playing here.

The band’s last album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

No Trigger releases music video for “Dried Piss”

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger have just released a video for their song “Dried Piss.” Check it out here.

No Trigger’s latest album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Comp Download: “Generic Insight Radio Volume 2” (Featuring No Trigger, Protagonist, The Reveling and more)

Generic Insight Radio has put together a free compilation featuring songs by No Trigger, Protagonist, Timeshares, Just Die!, Caleb Lionheart, The Reveling, Half Hearted Hero and more.

You can snap it here.

No Trigger announce European tour dates with Heartsounds

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger, have announced European tour dates with Heartsounds.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

No Trigger’s latest album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Song Download: No Trigger – “Permanent” off new album “Tycoon”

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger, have posted a free download of their song “Permanent.”

You can snag it here.

The song appears on their new album, “Tycoon,” which was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.