Thursday 15 December 2022

The Meffs - It Doesn't Happen Around Here


  I'm sure you're all familiar with Fat Wreck Chords, the label started by NOFX frontman Fat Mike back in 1990. It's a very successful label with a roster of bands who have a roughly similar feel. Well now there's a new offshoot of that label called Bottles To The Ground which will showcase bands that don't quite encompass the traditional Fat sound. You can check it out here :

  Of the early releases, one that I was particularly looking forward to was a new ep by East Anglian duo The Meffs ( Comprising of Lily Hopkins (vocals/guitar) and Lewis Copsey (drums), they've featured on here a couple of times previously when I've been impressed by their "energetic and noisy eruptions of erudite punk rock."

  Happily, the new ep is arguably their best release yet.

  Titled Broken Britain Pt.1 (It says part 1 of 2 so I'm assuming we'll be treated to a 2nd instalment in due course), I've already played Wasted On Women on a recent show whilst Broken Britain, Broken Brains is accompanied by a video ( so as the ep is packed with should be hits I'll highlight one of the other tracks below. 

  It's available here on 10" vinyl here : 

  You can listen here :

  This song's sadly all too topical, it's called It Doesn't Happen Around Here... 

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