Friday 5 February 2016

Relics - Bring Your Own Blood EP


1. Bring Your Own Blood
2. The Door
3. A*M*S*C*A*D

The pace never lets up and 2016's new release pile is stacking up. Huddersfield punks Relics are due to release their new EP on Feb 27 via Wooderson Records and have very kindly given me a sneaky pre-listen. They guys have been having a pretty good time of it recently and they've got some stellar gigs lined up, including a hometown release show alongside The NX, Cavorts and The Amplifighters and a slot at this year's No Fun Intended Weekender in May (I'll post both flyers up later). The EP was recorded and mixed at No Studio in Manchester with Joe Clayton and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

The more I listen to Relics the more they bring to mind Send More Paramedics. On Bring Your Blood they take on the energy of SMP and Motorhead to create groove-laden punk, with clean vocals and hardcore gang-chants. It’s catchy and riffy. Horror Punk sometimes gets maligned but Relics steer clear of the whole yawn-inducing Psychobilly thing and The Door is awesome. Infectious and energetic hardcore infused with rock n roll is always a winner. Relics actually get heavier throughout the EP and A*M*S*C*A*D is louder somehow. Full of thrashing drums and guitars to match. This EP’s got everything basically and what it lacks in length it makes up for in quality, well-written songs that will come alive in a gig setting. Good job again from Relics!

Check the flyers for those upcoming gigs I mentioned below:-

There's no full-tracks streaming online yet, so you'll have to wait for the release date to hear. If you go to their Huddersfield release show you'll get a free copy of Bring Your Own Blood as part of the entry price.

Keep up to date via their Facebook page -

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