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Released: 30.10.20






This is a Black-fronted punk band, and that’s really important.” Mic drop…

Frontman Densil McFarlane wants you to pick that mic up, shout out loud and rage. This album is very important and I can just imagine with hope the next generation of young black kids hearing this, seeing the band and thinking ‘yes I want to do that’.

As well as being important musically right now, not only for the band itself but also for a largely tepid North American punk (pop) scene as a whole, which has sadly lacked this album’s blistering urgency and originality epitomising ground-breaking high points of the 80s and 90s. Enter Toronto punks The OBGMs.


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