Skurvi – Get ‘Em In

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Get 'Em In - STP Records

Skurvi are an old school punk band based in Brighton, England, Get ‘Em In is their debut album and has been bought to you by the grassroots punk label STP Records. Their previous release, Pints Half Full, was released in 2014, that EP served up five tracks of short sharp old school punk rock, Get ‘Em In is a further thirteen cuts of the same alcohol influenced raucousness.

The album opens with ‘Til We Die, a fine statement of intent about their dedication to the punk rock lifestyle, for me this is easily the high point on the album as this a catchy frantic number that celebrates doing the same thing every night, and that is an appropriate metaphor for the rest of the album. The remaining tracks seem somewhat unoriginal to me, from the opening number you know what you’re going to get. You can hear the echoes of the likes of Cock Sparrer and Peter And The Test Tube Babies throughout this album, if you’re a fan of those bands, and want more of the same, then this is definitely the album for you, but I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve heard it all before.

The album is in no way subtle, It’s no frills punk rock and if you like your music tinged with alcohol and humour then you will play this, and then play it again, but for me it’s too close to sounding like the bands that have come before them and Skurvi don’t say anything that hasn’t been said before.

You can order Get ‘Em In here