Sarah's Top 5 picks of this year's shorter punk rock releases.
"Digital Garbage throws the Mudhoney right back to the raw days of Superfuzz Bigmuff with a sense of vitriol and big, fuzzy guitars." FFO: FUCKING MUDHONEY!!!!
London skate-punks Fastfade have produced a straight-up classic. FFO: Early blink-182 / Green Day / Frenzal Rhomb
Mean Caesar's 6 track, self-titled EP is a sharp collection of brash yet melodic punk rock, FFO: Hot Water Music, Leatherface and Samiam.
The Run Up's latest EP is earnest, sincere melodic punk from a band who've found their sound. FFO: The Gaslight Anthem, Off With Their Heads, Iron Chic, The Menzingers
Australian melodic skatepunkers Nerdlinger has delivered a smasher. FFO Lagwagon, Frenzal Rhomb and Teenage Bottlerocket.
Leeds' Eat Defeat have created a true pop-punk gem, with a positive take on mental health struggles.
Austrian grit-and-guitar maestros Astpai reach melodic punk perfection on their fifth studio album. FFO: The Flatliners, Gnarwolves, RX Bandits.