The Dissociates released their latest EP this week, After Hours At The Violet Club through Safety Second Records. For fans of bands such as Gallows and Dead Kennedys, The Dissociates storm back on this record with an awesome punk sound. You can find the band’s EP, through their bandcamp here.
This EP has a classic punk sound from the moment it begins and certainly is inspired by band such as The Dead Kennedys, that frantic sound of guitars and drums make opening track Delete All a powerful punk track that is made to be played live in the near future and that theme continues throughout this EP, with a mad energy that is rare to find.
The vocals are strong and raw, and I think frontman Dan Stevens with a voice like his, was made to be fronting a punk band, he has the attitude and the power and it shows throughout this EP, but in particular on tracks such as Galway House where it’s at peak performance. The tracks are personal and delivered brilliantly on this track, tracks such as Long Player which are a dedication to lost friends make for a poignant but great track on this record.
The Dissociates have created an excellent EP here, with awesome riffs and vocals that are made for punk music, this is a band that should definitely not be on hiatus any longer. Highlights for me are Galway House and Delete All, however there isn’t a bad track on this EP and well worth a listen if you love punk done well.