The World / Inferno Friendship Society
The anarchy and the ecstasy CD / LP
Chunksaah Records
Summertime and we are stuck in the city... What better to do than listen to some cool music and update our precious blog?!
Chunksaah Records (also home for Bouncing Souls, Adrenalin O.D., Avail's Tim Barry and the likes) released the 13th record of The World / Inferno Friendship Society; an orchestra featuring the best anarchist trobadours in the world.
Talia sent me this masterpiece months ago, but I was either busy or lazy to review it. Better late than never, as they say...
To be honest, I've never listened to a whole The World / Inferno Friendship Society record in the past; I knew almost nothing about the band except of some compilation songs and spare tracks I have in my MP3 library (sic).
This band is way too different from the typical hardcore / punk band you read about in this blog. On the contrary, TWIFS don't play punk rock at all.
They mix danceable styles like salsa, shoegaze and soul with a lot of folk rock and some ska elements, creating a unique blender of quality music for all you open-minded hardcore / punk kids to listen to while resting from a 4hr session including 90s vegan straight edge metallic hardcore or a 10 records / 10 beers mashup of street punk.
The punk aspect is always present, though... TWIFS may not play punk rock but they are punk rockers!
I can undoubtedly claim that fans of bands like Social Distortion, Flogging Molly and - of course- The Pogues will love them.
They are on a European tour till 20th August, so you might catch them live somewhere during your vacation trip...

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