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The Clinch – ‘Our Path Is One’ Album Review

The Clinch – Our Path Is One

The ClinchThe Clinch are a Melbourne, Australia, four piece made up of members of The Worst, Clint Flick and Animal Boon. Having known each other for years they finally decided to work on a band together, hammering gigs from late 2017 alongside the likes of No Class, Bulldog Spirit, Rust and Those Rat Bastards.

The band state that they are influenced by 80s East London Oi! punk, Australian rock and traditional union songs and fans of Bishops Green, Bonecrusher, The Business, Discharger, Cocksparrer, Cockney Rejects, The Angels and Rose Tattoo will love this debut album.

The opening track, Hearts And Diamonds is an absolute barnstormer and is picking up radio play and a good deal of attention. With gravel throated lead vocals, huge terrace backing vocals and some muscular riffs, the entire office sat up and took notice as this one hit the turntable!

The eleven-track album continues with the faster Not Dying where the spirit is more The Blitz with an edgy punk rock sound with that street punk chorus whereas Demons is a rollicking, heartfelt working-class punk rocker. The band continue to deliver the hooks with the Oi! anthem, Make It Count replete with serrated guitar riffs, mid-paced “punch the air” beats and a great vocal! On Don’t Let Go a neat guitar lick drives a melodic and muscular street-punk effort with A New Land featuring a rolling bass lick that sets up a 150mph searing punk rocker that left us breathless (and smiling from ear to ear).

One Day is call to arms to unionize and come together that develops from a vocal dominated intro to a soaring and raucous rocker and the follow up, Quiet Time piles in with an aggressive Oi! style approach. The title track, Our Path Is One has a chorus straight from the terraces and drips with melody and hooks throughout.

The penultimate song, Private War is a churning, chunky effort with some Dropkick Murphys style lyrics and 4-Skins style backing…good stuff! This excellent debut album closes with They Disappear with a Stiff Little Fingers like opening, huge singalong chorus, chunky riffs, middle eight solo and a complete package of Oi/punk heaven!

Check out Our Path Is Oneby The Clinch here, you will not be disappointed!!!!





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