Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Magnificent -1981

Forming in West Yorkshire, The Magnificent are the type of honest, working class punk rock band that would have grown up listening to the likes of The Clash, Rancid, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Bragg. The trio originally played together when they were 15 in a band called The Pedantics and were regulars on the local scene in bands such as Buzzkill and That Fucking Tank before joining forces again in 2008. Whilst they aren't reinventing the wheel, they can certainly pen great songs about disillusionment, growing up and the decline of modern civilisation. They released their first album, Pay The Crimes, in 2009, album number two, Bad Lucky, following in 2012. Included on that disc was the previous year's single, 1981 (which is name your price here : http://themagnificent.bandcamp.com/album/1981-single ). Combining themes of nostalgia and growing up beset by poverty this is a great example of their craft....

No comments:

Post a Comment