One of my favourite songs of the year thus far is from the new album, Bricks And Mortals, by Durham punks The Relitics.
Forming in 2014, they feature Carol Nichol (vocals), Mick Hall (guitars/vocals), Neil Tunstall (bass/vocals) and Vince Ward (drums). Their songs deal with social and political issues that affect all of us and their influences include the likes of The Clash, New Model Army, Bad Religion, PiL, The Stranglers and Nick Cave.
2015 saw the release of debut ep Whitewash (check out the title track here : https://therelitics.bandcamp.com/releases) and they've just started taking orders for the new album ("For anyone wanting to buy a copy of our debut album, Bricks and Mortals, please send £7.50 (£5 plus £2.50 postage/Paypal fees - UK only) via:-
Please PM for other options").
Dealing with post 9/11 fuck ups and the refusal to learn from the lessons of the past, this is Your War.....