GNAR­WOLVES

BARN­STORM­ING BRIGHTON PUNK TRIO RE­TURN WITH BOIS­TER­OUS SEC­OND FULL-LENGTH

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

1 STRAIT­JACKET

It’s been about two and a half years since Brighton punks Gnar­wolves re­leased their bril­liant, self-ti­tled de­but, but Strait­jacket is a brisk re­minder of just how much speedy punk power they’ve got when they go in with both feet. Front­man Thom Weeks claims he was ‘Born in a strait­jacket’ dur­ing the cho­rus of this brisk opener.a bold med­i­cal claim, but one worth singing about.

2 CAR CRASH CIN­EMA

The pace slows marginally here, but it’s still fast enough to get a ticket in a built-up area. The cho­rus will fling your drink against the wall, so be care­ful.

3 WIRES

Need to be con­vinced about slap­ping some cash down for Out­siders, but have only three min­utes for some rea­son? Here you go, time-strapped reader.

4 PAINT ME A MAR­TYR

If Tony Hawk is con­sid­er­ing a re­boot of the game fran­chise, here’s

the song to do kick-flips and the al­ways-im­pres­sive Christ Air move (left + right + cir­cle, BTW) to.

5 ENGLISH KIDS A jan­gly banger with all the gob of its ti­tle. ’Nuff said.

6 AR­GU­MENT

Here’s a clas­sic pop song sneak­ing into a punk club, sport­ing a thick beard, fish­er­man beanie and tat­tered Jaw­breaker T-shirt.

7 THE COMEDOWN SONG

There’s noth­ing maudlin about The Comedown Song. In­stead, it’s 125 sec­onds of rapid, in­tense riffs ham­mered into a base­ball bat made of spite.

8 TALK­ING TO YOUR GHOST

Imag­ine a world-weary Weezer at their most vul­ner­a­ble, shrouded in a hail of feed­back.that’s this.

9 CHAN­NELLING BRIAN MOLKO The verses on this penul­ti­mate song give a cheeky nod to Placebo’s Nancy Boy, but with gruffer vo­cals and more clat­ter.

10 SHUT UP

Gnar­wolves don’t just do fast pop-punk; Shut Up wraps things up with a solid slow-burner. So, in sum­mary: Out­siders is a ra­bidly good ad­di­tion to the Gnar­wolves pack. Spend your money. Go!

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