Tuesday 24 January 2017

Molar/Pale Kids - Split 7"


1. Molar - Predictable
2. Molar - Sylvia
3. Pale Kids - One Thing At A Time
4. Pale Kids - Consent

Here's some punk. In fact, the reason it piqued my interest was because it features Pale Kids. I saw them play in Harrogate last April (I can't believe it was that long ago) and it's always fun when band you've seen releases something new isn't it! Plus after witnessing how strong the scene is in Leeds at the moment at The Shape Of Chunk To Come 2017 all-dayer this past Saturday, I've got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to newer punk bands. They previously released a digital single and an EP before this split, which was released by Everything Sucks Music in July 2016. Pale Kids are from Durham and Molar are from London.

This is my first time hearing Molar. They play jangly poppy punk. Predictable has a lot of attitude to it and the fact that all members (I think) provide vocals is a good thing. It’s empowering and is exactly what the world needs right now. Their second song Sylvia is faster and more raucous, but still maintains a good heap of pop-sensibility. I remember hearing One Thing At A Time when Pale Kids played Harrogate (at least I think it was played) and on record it sounds just as real (mainly because of the live recording). Much like Molar’s song, their’s don’t hang around. Consent contains a vocal melody and a riff that’s catchy as hell. It’s a short and sharp split this one but it’s great. Two UK punk bands coming together with a shared love of music. I know I post a lot on here about extreme and heavy metal, but punk like this reminds me that there are good people in the world and it makes me one to be a better person too. Not many records can do that can they?

You can stream, download, pick up a 7" copy of the split via Everything Sucks Music below, where you can also find links to the bandcamp pages of both bands (where you can do the same):-

Everything Sucks Music Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/esmusiclabel

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