Thursday, 6 August 2015
Four Letter Word - Scared Of The Dark
Formed in Cardiff in 1991, they stuck at it for 20 years during which time there were numerous line up changes though vocalist Welly and guitarist Jon were mainstays who both returned after short periods away. Welly has been one of the UK punk scene's most influential figures as he's been editor of Artcore Fanzine since 1986 (http://www.artcorefanzine.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/ArtcoreZine) and he now fronts Bristol's hardcore punk band Violent Arrest (check out their latest release here : http://punkdistro.bandcamp.com/album/violent-arrest-life-inside-the-western-bloc-lp and back catalogue here : http://violentarrest.bandcamp.com/). Keep your eyes peeled as hopefully he'll be submitting a list of his favourite 10 songs soon.
Back to Four Letter Word, they released music on B.Y.O. Records, toured the US, and gigged with top bands such as Youth Brigade, 7 Seconds, Swingin' Utters etc... My favourite album of theirs was 2004's Like Moths To A Flame from which today's song is taken. If you are unfamiliar with them, I suggest you check out their bandcamp where you'll find free downloads of all their music : http://fourletterwordpunk.bandcamp.com/
A highlight of that back catalogue, this is Scared Of The Dark.....