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Unhinged – Nostalgia

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Unhinged

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3
On January 31, 2016
Last modified:January 31, 2016

Summary:

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.

Unhinged
Unhinged

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

Track List:

Nostalgia
Above The Water
Homesick
Snakes

Band Members:

Mike Hodges – Voice,
Dan Hipkiss – Guitars,
Ben Armstrong – Bass,
Dave Kiteley – Drums

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unhingedbandUK/

Bandcamp: https://unhingeduk.bandcamp.com/

Credits

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)

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.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!