weekly updated blog for Oi! – punk – ska – reggae
It has been a while since i heard such an impressive debute record! The Hawkins Thugs are a young and new band from the Basque Country. Despite being recorded in 2012 this EP breathes nostalgia all the way.
The band name as well as the artwork are inspired by the paperback novels written by James Moffat a.k.a. Richard Allen. In combination with the black and white pics and simple (but good looking!) artwork it gave a sort of 80ies look.
The band plays skinhead rock’n’roll and their sound balances somewhere between the chiswick-like style that bands like The Templars, The Janitors or Bombardiers play and, on the other hand, the music has a french edge which is emphasized by an excellent version of the Camera Silens song Pour La Gloire.
After hearing many, many bands from the Spanish State who mix their Oi! music with hardcore or metal it’s refreshing to hear a band that goes back to the origins of Oi! Simple and honest straightforward skinhead rock & roll as it was intended to be.
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