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DRIP FEED – ‘Music Strikes Like A Fucking Dagger’ EP Review

DRIP FEED – ‘Music Strikes Like A Fucking Dagger’

drip-feedDrip Feed, from Sweden, have just released their debut EP, Music Strikes Like A Fucking Dagger, and we have been lucky enough to be given a copy of the 7″ vinyl to listen to and review.

The band describe themselves as ‘UK82 style punk’ and even before we gave it a listen, just to have our hands on that bright yellow sleeve (with lyric sheet inside!), took us straight back to those heady days when punk rock was what life was all about and collecting vinyl was where the majority of our money went.

So, vinyl on deck, speed set at 45rpm and needle lifted gently onto opening groove, I sat back in anticipation of what was to follow. From the opening guitar riff of Digital Era I knew immediately Drip Feed didn’t mislead us with the UK82 sound. Tight as hell and as fast as you like, the guitars build and build during the intro before the drums enter the fray to complete the sound. Soon the gruff vocals kick in “Digital era is at your door and it is here to stay”, a kickback against the digital world we increasingly find ourselves consumed in. The band join in with the chorus to add another edge before the bass and guitar interact again to build to the final crescendo. A fine start to the EP!

Dagger opens with super fast bass before the rest of the band join in to deliver an even faster number and the aforementioned lyric sheet comes in very handy as you try to keep up with lead singer Ville The Douche. Third track in is Stay Free, which opens with a slightly different sound to the lead guitar, higher yet just as quick but it gives another perspective to Drip Feed. The band can definitely knock out a good punk tune again demonstrated with the final track on the EP, Hidden Agenda. Again the rest of the band join in the chorus which gives a more street punk feel to the song and has shades of Infa Riot or 4 Skins about it – real UK82 stuff!

Drip Feed have been around since 2013 and after a couple of band changes they now seem settled and are playing several gigs in the Stockholm area. Let’s hope there’s more to come from the band in the not too distant future as this EP is just long enough to whet your appetite for a lot more.

You cab get hold of a copy of the EP via Discogs or via the bands Facebook page.

 

 

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