Thursday, 4 September 2014

Album Review: The Path Of Least Resistance/Among The Wretched Double A-Side by Sink Alaska

This week Glaswegian melodic punks Sink Alaska released a new Double A-Side 7” single on Make-That-A-Take Records.

The first song is called The Path Of Least Resistance. Straight away you can hear that the band is influenced by that legendary 90’s Fat Wreck Chords skate punk sound. This song is about the frustrations of going against the grain and trying to make people listen to your difference of opinion. The strength of the vocals really stands out on the track, crisp and clean but filled with angst and urgency and backed with some fantastic harmonies.

The other song on this double a-side is called Among The Wretched. Again lead singer Alshy’s vocals stand out as he sings about being down and out and coming to terms with that. The musical arrangement in the song is great, with all the instruments playing a part in making a very interesting song. Some fantastic guitar riffs helped along by some great bass lines and some brilliant drum rolls.

This is the first I’ve heard of Sink Alaska and it’s a very good start. I am definitely going to check out some of their older releases and look keenly for what they do next. You should too. 

Now listening to The Path Of Least Resistance by Sink Alaska

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