I don’t know exactly why and when I stopped to be that interested in Hc punk. Probably it´s a mixture of different reasons: hearing problems(= a bit of tinnitus), general boredom with life and music in general and at last but not least, being an old timer as I am. I´m sure there´s a lot of interesting bands around doing their thing and probably I´m missing them, but to be honest the ones that get to my ears and they are supposed to be “hip” or “cool” or whatever( Thrash talk, Ceremony, Iceage, Cerebral Pallsy…) don´t make me want to dig more in the “scene” and start buying punk records like crazy….
Anyway It´s been a while since a hc punk band impressed me, probably the last one was Kidcrash and this was like 5 or 6 years ago!. I know they don´t do anything exactly new, they are basically rehashing the Richmond/ Lovitt old stuff (Maximilian Colby, Sleepytime trio, 400 years..) but they manage to sound fresh to my ears. They play really well, and their songs are impressive and keep you interested and intrigued. Both of their albums “snacks” and “jokes” are really good, This one is from their last release from a couple of years ago, an ep called “naps”. Good stuff.