A BIG OLD HELP­ING OF PUNK-ROCK, HEART AND SOUL FROM UP NORTH

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews - ALIS­TAIR LAWRENCE

SOUND­ING LIKE some­thing be­tween a com­fort and a warn­ing, Bear Trade re­flect on life with­out hid­ing their North East ac­cents or rush­ing. It’s a re­minder that punk-rock can be catchy with­out be­ing re­lent­lessly up­beat, or full of grown men re­cy­cling dilem­mas from their ado­les­cence. ‘I’m sick of try­ing too hard / I’m sick of read­ing the news / Be­cause this news is not news,’ be­gins Fam­ily Plan­ning, a song that per­fectly en­cap­su­lates the world-weary out­look of front­man Greg Robson. Heav­ily in­flu­enced by the pi­o­neer­ing gruff punk of Sun­der­land’s Leather­face, the ideas here are not al­ways new, but they’re al­ways good.the per­fect punk-rock pub band.and, yes, that’s a good thing. DOWN­LOAD: Fam­ily Plan­ning. FOR FANS OF: Leather­face,ti­tle Fight.

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