Heard the 90’s punk rock song’s a million times? Looking for something still in touch with that raw yet nostalgic sound? Then look no further, BarCreeps are here to make you want to dust off the skateboard in your shed and cruise around the streets causing havoc. Or, reminisce the childhood soundtrack of Tony Hawks Pro Skater’s early years.
With the opening track Joey Smokes, you instantly feel like you have dropped back in time, where everything was so simple yet so effective in the genre. A tight track adding a scratchy sounding lead guitar throughout the song and a roughed up solo giving the real core value to a raw punk rock tune.
Down Town is 2 minutes of classic all-out ballsy punk especially when both vocals break through, but thins out a little during the singled out vocal parts which ideally, could use another vocal layer to keep that power flowing. However, this would be a key song for live performances which would get any gig goer pumped and throwing their own body around.
Moving onto the penultimate track The Hour Between Dog and Wolf howls it’s way into a fun bouncy song, with a resemblance to Millencolin in the vocal department with great justice in doing so. It’s infectious howling noises both beginning and end are sure to get crowd involvement from the diehard fan at the front, to the bearded man stood at the bar holding his beer in the air.
Before the curtain draws on the EP, the final song KKK keeps it short and sweet at just over a minute long kicking straight into a repeated chorus, which somehow finds it’s way into the short track a couple more times… Not that that’s a bad thing, they are pushing for that chorus to stick with you and it does.
Take it or leave it, they have embraced their inner teenage inspirations and created that of which we grew up inspired by ourselves, proving punk is not a dead, the torch has merely been passed down to bring back skate rock vibes.