Saturday 28 January 2017
Arch Rivals - Arch Rivals
Before I introduce today's song I'd like to draw your attention to a poll that's currently taking place on the Church Of Oi Facebook group to decide the best Oi & street punk songs released since 1st Jan 2000. Voting will remain open for a while yet so if you're a fan of punk music from the streets and you want your voice to be heard you can vote for 10 songs and they'll be added to the many that have already been collated. The most popular songs will feature in a chart rundown on the Just Some Punk Songs show. Just get along to The Church and get involved https://www.facebook.com/groups/143253032463231/
One band that I'd guess will be picking up plenty of votes are Plymouth's finest, Arch Rivals. Taking their cue from the likes of Argy Bargy, Cock Sparrer, The Business, Rancid, Booze & Glory etc, they formed in 2014 and are already one of the most popular acts on the scene. Their debut single, On Our Own, attracted the attention of Randale Records who released their debut album One More Round. Mixing up elements of oi, street punk and a little ska the album is full of sing-a-long modern classics covering most of the topics you'd expect (drinking, fighting, friends & family, wanker politicians etc). All in all a cracking album that rightly received some cracking reviews.
The line up of the band is Mike Brands (vocals), Tom Murphy (lead guitar), Kev Jones (bass), Tom Boutwood (rhythm guitar) and Alex Kanchev (drums). They've just released a video for a song from their new 7" single (it's out on Randale on Feb 13th). This is Arch Rivals.....