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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Delinquents – About Last Night

Less is more, less is more, less is more, and Delinquents have taken that maxim to heart. 
No frills, no bullshit, just short sharp blasts of ramalama punk and roll to soothe the savage beast within.
And yeah, I like this sort of thing. Of course I do. In fact scratch that! I love this sort of thing.
The Ramones kicked it all off and then in their wake a million bands rightfully rallied to the flag and ran with the onetwothreefour, but while the Delinquents are all over that like a rash they’re no weak facsimile of the brudders from the bowery because Gilman Street and Fat Wreck Chords are in there too.
There’s plenty of that late eighties early nineties heyday being revisited, but that’s not all. There’s more. Much more to About Last Night.  
Shove some Snuff, Travis Cut, Senseless Things and Mega City 4 into the blender alongside the US bands and hit the switch and once you have given it a solid five minutes you can pour yourself a big glass of Delinquents.
It's astounding how they manage to hit all the sweet spots. 
You wouldn’t have been able to get a band like Delinquents ten years ago. It needed everyone to come before them and lay all the ground work for it all to be stripped down and built back up again, and that they have managed to do that and keep the passion and urgency needles in the red throughout is impressive indeed.

Yet another worthy band that is carrying punk into future and slapping the tired old punk is dead slur out of the mouths of those who cared too little and gave up too soon.  

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