SotD - BLKLSTRS


Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time he white lists BLKLSTRS...

Format: 7″ black vinyl

Side A: DART – a razor sharp distortion of slicing guitars and in your face 70s screamo punk vocals. A disharmonic head rush of tortured guitar is browbeaten by insistent tub thumping drums and underscored by hell-sent doom laden bass. This is pit of the soul punk…the theme tune to Dante’s Circles of Hell Tours.


Side B1: DISCO – a chiming solo guitar is reconciled by a low and dirty bassline and agitprop megaphone vocals. From the street proselytising proclaiming an evil land of no hope and despair. A world view lacquered with primal scream therapy.

Side B2: DRAG – punk mendicant sensibilities travelling through a blasted post-apocalyptic world on a death-train powered by ginormous chords and desperate vocalizations. Siren-like repetitive concatenation of mournful pain.

Finyl Thought: punk from the depths of Hades brought to you in partnership with Strepsils!



First published on From the Listening Nook - Find Neil in his nook @listeningnook

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