Describing themselves as "fast technical punk rock" comes Sunderland's own Broken Few. With a spot-on description like that, Broken Few conjure an image of straight edged, no frills punk rock.
Actually I'm half right with that image as they do sound very straight edged, post hardcore punk, but there is something deeper than that. The band consisting of Jonathan Honnor (drums), Greg Robson (guitar), Jordan Lovett (guitar) and Lee McConnell (bass) have an appreciation of musical ability not normally associated with hardcore punk.
The seven tracks on offer here give a good insight into the world of Broken Few, having a late nineties/early noughties hardcore feel to them. To give you, the reader, an idea of what they sound like think along the lines of Tripcage, early Funeral For A Friend, early Suicidal Tendencies.....all mixed with a very political message.
With a very strong DIY punk ethic running through everything, even down to the simplistic packaging - plastic sleeve, brown paper (more than likely recycled) and folded info sheet stuck in for good measures. The cover art designed by an artist who goes by the name of Sarah Fellows - Tells you everything you need to know about this band.
The band is currently mixing their 14 track debut album which will be released shortly. I put these down as ones to watch.