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Album review: Vis Vires – “The Wolves EP”

Los Angeles has a new Oi band Vis Vires, which features members of The Templars, The Hardknocks, and Bovver Wonderland. The Wolves may be their debut four track EP, but they are no rookies and this album full of hardcore street punk anthems, will commandeer your attention.

The EP opens with marching drums before giving away to soaring guitars, while the lyrics build up an us-against-them attitude, as “Witch Hunt” sets the table for all the threats and injustice that face us. Where the next song “Wolves” gives us that hardcore ideology that we are in this together and our unity can ‘destroy the betrayers’ that were defined in the first song. Next up is “Vengeance” a not-so-gentle reminder that perhaps we should not betray their trust. A burner of a tune dripping with rage and showcasing a face-melting guitar solo.

The Wolves ends with a more melodic tune, “This is the End” tones down the hardcore elements and gives their street punk side a little more room to breathe. The subtle change of pace really makes this song standout on the album. It still oozes with anger but really showcases their musicianship, as each band member is given a chance to shine. From the opening drum and bass lines to the swelling guitar work punctuated by a gang chorus, this song draws you into the wolfpack and makes you want to join the fight.

While Vis Vires may not be as frantically charged as Bovver Wonderland or have the same garage buzz as the Templars, they are carving their own niche into the oi scene with a high quality blend of hardcore and street punk. If you are a fan of anthemic, tough as nails music that features soaring guitars overlayed on surgically precise drumming, Vis Vires has something you might want to check out.

4/5 Stars



Lazy Class stream new album “Interesting Times”

Polish street punks Lazy Class (ex- Warsaw Dolls & Wounded Knee) are streaming their new album, Interesting Times, which was released on December 6th via Contra Records (Germany) and Oldschool Records (Poland) for the vinyl version, and TNT Tunes for the CD version.

You can give it a listen below.

Lazy Class last released Pressure Rising in May 2017 via Spirit of the Streets records.



Lazy Class (street punk) announce new album, release three song music video

Polish street punks Lazy Class (ex- Warsaw Dolls & Wounded Knee) have announced they will be releasing their new album, Interesting Times, on December 6th via Contra Records (Germany) and Oldschool Records (Poland) for the vinyl version, and TNT Tunes for the CD version.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the new album, the band has released a video featuring three of the songs from the upcoming album.  Check out “Adversities,” “Sick Of You,” and “Made It Out Alive,” below.

Lazy Class last released Pressure Rising in May 2017 via Spirit of the Streets records.



Lion’s Law (oi!/punk) release new song – “Liar”

Paris oi!/punk band Lion’s Law are now streaming a new song, called “Liar.” Give it a listen below.

The track comes from the band’s upcoming album, From The Storm, which is out soon on Contra Records.

The album is the band’s third full-length, and their first since 2015’s Open Your Eyes.



Pennycocks (punk) premiere music video for “C’mon Gipsy” off new album “Fake Gold & Broken Teeth”

Barcelona punk act Pennycocks released their latest album “Fake Gold and Broken Teeth” 2 weeks ago and to properly put it on your radar we’re stoked to premiere a music video for it’s single “C’mon Gipsy” below. Think Pop-Punk meets 77’punk mixed meets soul punk… or just watch the damn video!

“Fake Gold and Broken Teeth” was put out as a co-production between Contra Records (Germany), Bcore Disc (Spain) and Longshot Music (US).



Sniper 66 to release new 7-inch “Buried With Your Boots On”, embark on Euro Tour

Sniper 66 out of Austin, TX is releasing a brand new 4-song 7″ via Contra Records titled ‘Buried With Your Boots On’. 4 songs about punk, love, punk, greedy politicians, and more punk… will hold you over till their next full length release due out in the spring/summer of 2017.

The release coincides with the start of their Euro Tour 2016 which kicks off in Hamburg, Germany on 9/16/16. Dates below.



Oldfashioned Ideas (Oi!) stream new album “Another Side To Every Story”

Swedish Oi! band Oldfashioned Ideas are streaming their newest album Another Side To Every Story.

You can give it a listen below.  If you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole album as a pay what you want download.

Another Side To Every Story was released on July 28th, 2016 via Contra Records.



Oldfashioned Ideas (Oi!) release video for new song “Remaining Days” off upcoming album “Another Side to Every Story”

Swedish Oi! band Oldfashioned Ideas have released a video for their new song “Remaining Days” off of their upcoming album “Another Side to Every Story”. The album is set to drop February 26th through Contra Records and is their latest since their 2014 release of “Don’t Believe A Word They Say”.

The video is pretty stripped down, but it compliments the sound well. You can watch it below



Lion’s Law release new video “In Your Veins”

French oi! punks Lion’s Law have released new video titled “In Your Veins” for you to check out below.

The song is off their recent mini-album, Open Your Eyes, released in February via UVPR and Contra Records .



Oldfashioned Ideas (oi!) announce update for new album, stream new song

Swedish Oi! band Oldfashioned Ideas‘s new full length album titled Don’t Believe A Word They Say has been delayed, but is slated for an April release through Contra Records.

You can listen to a new song called “Punks and Skins” through their new promo video below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light. Oldfashioned Ideas’ last full length release was 2012’s Promises Mean Nothing, out via Switchlight Records.