Aug 022018
 

Raven Faith Records and Thumper Punk Records have jointly teamed up for the release of “Turn It Up!” from Fountain Valley, California, based punk band CPR. While musically influenced by Oxymoron, The Damned, and Black Flag, CPR has a unique street punk sound that sets itself apart. Said lead singer Jet Wilson: “Don’t write music to please the crowd. Don’t write music that’s already been done before.”

CDs will be available directly from CPR and Raven Faith Records. Digital downloads available now from: Continue reading »

Sep 142015
 

Turn_It_Up__1__ed9Fast hardcore/aggressive punk with heart from South Africa returns in a double dose from The Old-Timers, this time they’re releasing a double ep of new songs  and an extended version of “This City”, which happens to be one my favorite songs from them.

In many ways, The Old-Timers are a product of the technology age since none of the band members are close to each other.  Guitarist and bass player Donovan and singer Dave used to both be located in South Africa but not even close in country and Dave has now returned back to Scotland, and the drums have come from the US with most of the drums on this provided by Phil Harris of False Idle.  Mixing and mastering was also handled by Sef Idle at Simpul Studios in Idaho.  There’s some irony in there somewhere about hardcore music, which if we’re honest is not the most complex, requiring the most modern technology. Continue reading »

Aug 022015
 

the oldtimers 2014South Africa based hardcore punk band The Old-timers release TWO new EPs called “Turn It Off” and “Turn It Up!” Not content with one release, the Old-timers deliver more spirit-filled karate chops than one album could handle. Building on their unique Animal Hardcore sound, share their faith and hope through unapologetic answers and heartfelt pleas.

The Old-timers’ continue their unusual recording process, with Dave (vocals) and Don (guitar and bass) twelve hours apart in South Africa, and their drummer Phil (also of False Idle) records at the Simpul Studios in Boise, Idaho, in the United States. The purpose of The Old-timers is to glorify God in every song, to reach a desperate world with the Good News of God’s grace and love, and to have a ton of fun while doing it. Continue reading »