Saturday Slaylist 22/10/2016: TRC

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TRC circa 2015

Having featured their most recent album in my list of 10 Underrated British Metal Albums, I thought I’d shed a little bit more light on my favourite London lads: TRC. Their unique take on hardcore is imbued with a distinct sense of swagger and style that is hard not to dislike, especially when their tongue-in-cheek humour comes to the fore. What has really set the band apart from their peers is their use of two vocalists; Anthony Carroll provides your typically scathing hardcore shouts whilst Chris Robson has an approach that’s half rapping, half spoken word, and all attitude. Continue reading

Cover Your Tracks: “Rise Above”

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Black Flag circa 1982

For the latest addition to this series I’ve decided to hark back to a classic album from an influential band. Black Flag are regarded as one of the key figures of punk and hardcore music (with Henry Rollins as the archetypal ‘hard as nails’ frontman), and their debut album Damaged is a sharp shot of vitriolic teenage angst. It’s hard to choose just one song from the album, considering how there are standout tunes such as “Six Pack”, “TV Party” and “Spray Paint”, but for this week’s Cover Your Tracks I’ve opted for the opening number: “Rise Above”. Continue reading