Album Review: Lucky Scars – Rock And Roll Party Foul EP

Lucky Scars - Rock and Roll Party Foul EPLucky Scars are hard-partying rock and rollers that are mad, bad and dangerous to know. They have surnames like Scars, Kill and Rage (seriously), which is all a bit of a shame because they are pretty good. Scars is really Jon Bunch (Sense Field/War Generation) and Kill is actually Nik Hill (ex-Ignite), so the image is (probably) a little tongue in cheek.

What you actually get is four 2 minute slices of no-nonsense, up-tempo, catchy punk pop with a hard-rocking attack of searing riffs and a bit of social comment. From the ‘80s-tinged ‘All Lies’, through the interesting ‘Bandita’ with its harsh guitars, to the frantic ‘Rules and Laws’ and the slightly darker ‘Vampire’, it is all pretty enjoyable stuff.

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The guitar is non-stop rock and the choruses are hooky, but its lyrically sharp, particularly on ‘Rules and Laws’ with lines like, “Take away your freedom/ what’s the color of your skin/ where do you think you’re going/ we know everywhere you been.”

It may not be great value at only eight minutes long, but if it’s snappy hard-rocking punkiness you want, then you’re in the right place.

3.5/5

‘Rock And Roll Party Foul EP’ by Lucky Scars is released on 23rd October on Spartan Records.

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Words by Edward Layland (@EdwardLayland)

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