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TOP DOG – ‘Razor Reg’ EP Review

TOP DOG – Razor Reg

top-dogTop Dog from Carlisle, UK are almost single handedly attempting to revive and recall the Oi! sound of the 1980s. The band released their debut EP, Welcome to My World in 2015 and followed it up with their first full length last year. Razor Reg is the follow up EP and is out this weekend. The four tracks are straight up street punk anthems in the spirit of the 4-Skins, Last Resort and The Business.

Opening with the title track, Razor Reg, a bass guitar launch and melodic power chords lead to some good vocals and football terrace chant chorus and lyrics describing a bloke who is a bit handy with a steel blade! The band move to Our Turf where the drum intro sets the pace for a faster track focused on defending the ‘neighborhood’

Top Dog are raw, rough and ready but they know how to pen a tune as evidenced by the guitar intro to The Riff Raff and the group vocal chorus. Closing the four tracker with Fear No Foe Top Dog step it up with a fast paced rocker and those signature group chant choruses.

Top Dog are authentic and, if you like your street punk full of hooks and working class lyrical focus, then you need to check the EP Razor Reg released on June 10th here: https://www.rebellionshop.com/

Track Listing

  1. Razor Reg
  2. Our Turf
  3. The Riff Raff
  4. Fear No Foe