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30 MILES – ‘Short Tales For Braves’ Album Review

30 MILES – Short Tales For Braves

30 MilesDisconnect Disconnect Records has signed Italy’s long running melodic punk / skatepunk band 30 Miles to the roster for the release of their new record ‘Short Tales For Braves’.

The album was released on 27th September 2018, with the track The Beasts also appearing on the new Disconnect Disconnect Records compilation Fast Around The World Volume 2 (including No Fun At All, Hit The Switch, Mute, Antillectual and lots more) out on Friday 31st August.


The almost six-minutes in length opener, The Forest, slowly builds from softly strummed guitars to steady, insistent drums before exploding into a head-banging rocker that develops into a melodic, skate-punk/post-punk style festival of noise that explores the juxtaposition of laid back sections with those all out, in-your-face segments.

On Candle Thief, another lengthy song at four and a half minutes, the soaring, swirling guitar lick is ably supported with a booming bass and machine gun drums as the melodic vocal adds to the mood whilst on Brotherhood Spirit the band put the pedal to the metal to craft a pacey pop-punk/skate-punk rocker.

With Their Brains Upside Down, 30 Miles offer a Johnny Marr/Smiths like guitar approach, laid back vocals and craft a melodic indie-pop song and the lengthy Painter On Panic displays some precise, math-punk tendencies as the riffs tumble over some pounding drums and chunky sections of pop-punk. The penultimate song is The Illusionist and 30 Miles rock things up significantly with some glam-rock hints beneath the surface of an angrier, more direct punk rock song.

The seven-track album finishes up with The Beasts where some horror movie spoken word introduction leads to a pounding punk rocker full of pace, power and menace. It is an amazing ending to a super effort!


Check out Short Tales For Braves by 30 Miles at https://disconnectdisconnectrecords.bigcartel.com/product/30-miles-short-tales-for-braves