So a while back, I tossed around the idea of writing what was basically a think piece about how there continue to be loads of awesome bands with a variety of interesting influences emerging every year, but for the old guys who grew up on early 80s hardcore, there didn’t seem to be anything new to sink our teeth into. But think pieces are dreadful, so I didn’t write it. Also, turns out, I would have been wrong!
Enter: School Drugs. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, the quartet are hard, fast, angry and aggressive, a byproduct of a knee-jerk educational system that seems hellbent on medicating a generation of school children. It’s like if Bad Brains or Black Flag grew up hooked on Ritalin. Check out their latest, razor-sharp EP Relative Suffering here!