Unhinged a punk rock band from Stourbrige in the West Midlands released their debut album Nostalgia on 11th December 2015, having formed in the summer of the same year. On their facebook page they site their influences as “Oasis, H2O, The Offspring, Linkin Park, Pennywise, Agnostic Front and Clutch.”
Nostaligia with four hard hitting punk rock tracks gives a you a good introduction to Unhinged in around eleven minutes. Overall they reminded me of a young Bedfordshire based band Speedshot. Some other observations, Nostalgia the opening and title track with it’s punky riffage and energetic vocals leading into a bit of rap is like a cross between Loud Hard Fast by Bulletproof Rose and (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) by The Beastie Boys. Above The Water an angry and aggressive track with some bullet style drumming, Homesick has a punishing beat and Snakes is like some high octane hybrid cross between October 31 and GBH say The Warlock cures Sick Boy!
A promising debut from the young punk rockers. Lot’s of pent up aggression released in four short tracks. Elements of Bulletproof Rose, The Beastie Boys, October 31 and GBH.
Highlight Track: Snakes
Above The Water
Mike Hodges – Voice,
Dan Hipkiss – Guitars,
Ben Armstrong – Bass,
Dave Kiteley – Drums
Recorded at Temple of Boom Studios, Stourbridge
Produced and Mixed by Luke Bowers (Opium Lord, Ill Collins)
Mastered by Dave Mitson (Michael Jackson, Alice in Chains, Elvis Presley, Santana, Jimi Hendrix)