First LP after the demo of this new band born in Barcelona and with international components from bands like SECT, FAILURE, THE SHITTY LIMITS, ... 11 punk songs very influenced by the British sound and the UK82 but in its more melodic aspect but equally aggressive and adding something more anarcho-peacepunk element especially for its more "tribal" battery bases. As if the CRASS, VICE SQUAD and THE EXPELLED merged into one band. Art by Nico the failure (guitarist of the band) and includes double-sided insert with letters in three different colors (yellow, red and blue)
NOTE: The jackets of these records had some bumped borners when they arrived.
Our take: Debut vinyl from this band out of Barcelona. This popped up on Bandcamp a few months ago and it’s been a favorite around Sorry State HQ ever since, so I think all of us were stoked when the vinyl finally arrived. Lux have a sound that kind of sits on the dividing line between UK82 and very raw and primitive anarcho punk, and the first thing you’ll probably notice is the very Beki Bondage-esque vocals. Indeed the vocalist is certainly the star here, as the music is very straightforward, even primitive (both in its composition and in the very loose playing), while the vocalist tends to inject the songs with subtle little melodic flourishes. If you don’t have a taste for very straightforward punk along the lines of Vice Squad or Anti Pasti you might be tempted to write this one off on the first listen, but after a couple of listens this record really grabs you… there’s a lot more going on than seems to be apparent at the first cursory listen. However, if you do like that UK82 sound of the classic bands I mentioned or newer groups like PMS 84 this is, of course, highly recommended.