Clean Shirts: Marginal 7" (new)

Clean Shirts: Marginal 7" (new)


Tags: · 10s · 2lkj20n · punk · recommended · UK
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Killer new punk from North Yorkshire UK.

Our take: Man, I can't recommend this one highly enough. The first several times that I listened to Clean Shirts all I could think about was how they sound SO MUCH like the Shitty Limits that it's almost eerie. The singer has a really similar accent and timbre to his voice, the record is produced a lot like the Limits' early 7"s, and they employ a lot of the Limits' signature songwriting and arrangement tricks... the catchy riff played with just the root notes rather than chords, stepping up and down a riff and dragging it out longer than you think it can go, and of course all of the quirky yet precise little stops and starts. I mean, honestly I have no idea if Clean Shirts have even heard Shitty Limits or not, but I do know that if you love the Limits as much as we at Sorry State do then it's pretty much a given that you'll love Clean Shirts as well. They managed to shove seven whole tracks onto a single 7", so this record is longer than a lot of bands' quote unquote "full-lengths," and all of the songs are explosive, minimalist punk-meets-hardcore in the grand tradition of the fast songs on Pink Flag. Seriously, if the above references pique your interest get on this post-haste... you won't regret it!