The debut 6-track EP from FORRA is absolute chaos, destruction and rage. FORRA play primitive hardcore punk with a classic 80's South American twist that would have sat perfectly on any of the four early 80's worldwide compilation tapes Xcentric Noise released or on a split tape with THE NIXE or COCADICTOS. Each track sounds like it could fall apart at any moment but the intensity and passion drives it to a conclusion. Sounding effortlessly punk, the band formed in London and is made up of members from Argentina, Catalonia, The Canaries and Mexico. Limited to 330 copies and recorded by Jonah Falco, this recording may end up as the band‚Äôs only release.¬† The Mostrame lo Peor pocket sleeve is flimsy and hand-assembled. The record comes with a postcard addressed to British Home Office, so you can share your views on their shitty immigration policies. All the proceeds from the record will be given to The Latin American Women‚Äôs Rights Service (LAWRS) a London based human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
Our take: Debut (and possibly final) EP from this London band featuring members from Argentina, Catalonia, the Canaries and Mexico. Mostrame Lo Peor¬†seems calculated to appeal to my particular tastes‚Ä¶ it‚Äôs fast, loose, raw, immediate, and a little catchy. It reminds me of one of my favorite records of the past fifteen years, Otan‚Äôs El Indomable EP (does anyone remember that one? If not, you should look it up!), but older reference points from the world of fast, raw, and loose hardcore (Negazione, CCM, Headcleaners, Olho Seco, etc.) work too. The production is raw and fuzz-drenched, with the vocals mixed way in the red. But what‚Äôs more important than the production is how the band sounds like they mean what they‚Äôre saying, not just constructing a pastiche of older bands‚Äô ideas. The packaging also fits the music well, constructed by hand (like the early Dischord singles) out of the flimsiest of materials and with no pretense or posing. Forra‚Äôs EP isn‚Äôt merely an¬†academic or aesthetic exercise, it‚Äôs the visceral purge that only the best hardcore can give you.