Domestics - Routine And Ritual (Orange vinyl)
2nd press of the 2nd album from THE DOMESTICS...people kept asking about it after it was sold out around 18 months ago so 4 labels have got together and given it the reissue treatment of bright orange vinyl.
Limited to 330 copies, with 60% of those outside the UK.
THE DOMESTICS are at the forefront of the new breed of hardcore punk spewing out of East Anglia (E.A. Hardcore as the faithful are calling it) – the region that gave birth to Extreme Noise Terror, Raw Noise and The Stupids to name but a few. Mixing elements from the best of the U.S. (Poison Idea, Black Flag, Out Cold, Limp Wrist, Green Beret), Japan (Gauze, Warhead, Kreigshög) and the UK (Discharge, Chaos UK, Violent Reaction), The Domestics end up sounding fresh through the breadth of their influences.
Many of the elements may feel familiar but the overall sound is hard to pin down with any real certainty. They ain’t reinventing the wheel here but I can’t think of another band that sounds quite like them.
The first pressing of this LP sold out a couple of years ago and, following repeated enquiries as to whether it would ever be repressed, here is a second press on transluscent orange vinyl!
Full of hate, hope and hooks (memorable songs and hardcore can go together – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). Socially aware lyrics tackling frustration, depression, cultural and sub-cultural norms and more add to a album that demands repeated plays – this ain’t no ‘play it and file it’ record.
Oh yeah, I guess while we’re talking this up we should probably mention that Dean Jones from the legendary Extreme Noise Terror guests on ‘Fuck Your War’, brutalizing that track even further. EAHC thunders on…