“KICKER just hits every pleasure point that you want hit from punk like this. The production is raw and dirty, the rhythms are short and driving with Dave Edwardson’s walking basslines putting an extra hop in their step, and Pete just sounds like a total beast. When he snarls ‘She was an axe mur-der-er! A fucking psychopath!’ on ‘Mrs. Arnold,’ he sells it.” — BrooklynVegan
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Pure Drivel, the latest full-length from Oakland punk practitioners KICKER, is out TODAY via Tankcrimes. Fronted by UK transplant Pete the Roadie along with current and former members of Neurosis, Dystopia, and Operation Ivy, KICKER plays UK-meets-East Bay punk rock inspired by the output of Crass, Bluurg, Mystic, and early Dischord and SST releases. The follow-up to 2016’sRendered Obsolete, Pure Drivel boasts eleven rambunctious tracks in twenty-six minutes recorded at House Of Faith by Bart Thurber (Spazz) and features cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste) as well as inner gatefold art by Skinner (High On Fire, Mastodon).
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Pure Drivel is out now digitally and on limited-edition vinyl formats in four color variations –100 x “Dave Ed’s Hair” (pink in clear; a Tankcrimes exclusive), 100 x black, 100 x half coke bottle (a Pirates Press exclusive) and 700 x coke bottle. For physical orders go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go HERE.