Something I really miss when down in Plymouth, is the train journeys me and Rich share between Weymouth and London. Many of aih’s biggest decisions are made on these journeys, whether its the colour of the latest cassette release or whether we should include temporary tattoo’s with our releases. This Wednesday’s journey was no different, as I played Rich todays’ exclusive Pizza Club track looking for the Ric(Hard) seal of approval. 1 mins 42 later it arrived with a firm “this sounds like The Fall, lets put it out”.
It comes from Middlesbrough’s Year of Birds, who fully embrace the DIY punk spirit with the mantra “Write some songs with 2 parts. (The shorter the better, it makes learning them easier). Rehearse a few times (No more than 2 hours a time). Record via yr mate with a 4 track. Put out stuff on various formats.)” As if this wasn’t enough, frontman Oli also owns a record shop and a record label (both named Ack! Ack! Ack! Records).
Although I differ from Rich’s assesment, we’re both agreed on the fact this is the best piece of noisy discordant punk we’ve heard in a long time. Imagine Flipper were forced to condense their songs into minute and a half bursts and you’d pretty much have this. Free download as always and congratulations has to go to frontman Oli for coming up with the most intriguing (also see disgusting) sounding pizza yet.
As I’m at my parents, a quick google and ms paint had to make do for this weeks picture! Also make sure you check out the Year of Birds Bandcamp for more releases and grab the one physical copy of the release from 1pm onwards from our bandcamp page.
PIZZAIH08 - THE NORTHERN BASTARD
No sauce to be found here, just a massive slice of bread covered in sausage, bacon, eggs, beans and mushrooms. On top we cracked four eggs, to hold it all together and grilled until incinerated. Serving suggestion: superstrength beer (Special Brew or equivalent)!