With their debut album due out in November through Seven Days Records, ‘No Restitution’ is the first single from London’s Seven Days and Doesn’t Die – and it’s an absolute stormer. Snarling, sneering, punk-tinged rock n’ roll, with an aggression that many bands aspire to but so few pull off with such aplomb, yet filled with singalong, gang-vocal chorus and hooklines that sink their teeth in (if that’s not one tortorously mixed-metaphor too many) and refuse to let go, ‘No Restitution’ is proper, old-school sleazy, nasty, no-messing rock, reeking of cigarette smoke and sweaty club stages, grinding guitars, and a thunderous rhythm section from drummer Nic and bassist Roadkill, pounding, driving, full-throttle lament to recklessness, remorse, loss, and longing.
There’s elements of early Backyard Babies, The Wildhearts, and maybe a touch of The Donnas to the overall sound, that sleazy, dirty-as-hell guitar and crashing drums, but guitarist/vocalist Kit Swing (also of Rich Ragany’s Digressions band line-up) flips between gruff, gravelly sneer and incendiary powerhouse vocal all backed up by chugging, overdriven riffs and some tasty, tasteful lead-work from guitarist Deano.
Recorded at Snap Studios, produced by Tom Hough, and mastered by the great Dave Draper, ‘No Restitution’ wastes no time, snapping straight for the jugular and refusing to let go. It’s a great, great first single, and it bodes extremely well for the album later in the year.
You can pre-order the album at Bandcamp HERE: Seven Days and Doesn’t Die are on tour across the UK at the moment, including at Islington’s Hope & Anchor on the 16th October as guests to fellow gutter-trash sleaze-punks The City Kids and The Suicide Notes.
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