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BAR CREEPS – ‘Battle Axe’ EP Review

BAR CREEPS – Battle Axe

bar-creepsThe Bar Creeps united over a love of record labels such as Fat Wreck, Epitaph, and Dischord and hail from the UK, Hong Kong and Italy! The London based band have been busy gigging on the local London circuit and tour dates throughout the UK rounding out their sound for their new EP, which combines skate punk and melodic punk with big pop hooks. Bar Creeps launch their new EP, Battle Axe on May 26th.

The start the five track EP with the title track, Battle Axe and I simply loved it. Channeling some Fugazi and some Black Flag, Bar Creeps make you sit up and take notice with eclectic, commanding guitar, bass and vocal work.

Guns Out is just 48 seconds long with a feedback drenched introduction, fast paced drums and an all out assault on the eardrums as it leaps along. Troll tackles the cyber-bullying phenomenon and is a much more melodic vocal approach as the band leans into that NOFX/Ladwagon sound, tight and together and accessible.

On Grey Goo Bar Creeps veer into EMO territory and they end the impressive EP with Like You Better where a flying guitar solo introduces a melodic yet angry song that picks up the pace and is held together by the guitar.

The band members also promotes concerts, having put on ‘Refugee Rock’ last year, where the Wedding Present headlined a gig that helped raise over £3,000 for the immigrants in the Calais jungle. This EP displays the bands songwriting variety and all five songs caught my attention with strong lyrics throughout.

Check out the EP at the superb DisconnectDisconnect Records here: https://disconnectdisconnectrecords.bandcamp.com/album/battle-axe

Track Listing

  1. Battle Axe
  2. Guns Out!
  3. Troll
  4. Grey Goo
  5. Like You Better