Fresh Picks: Eight Days – Punk and Hardcore Versatility.
Long story short, I went to a gig in Bath, England a while ago. Each band put on stellar performance and despite the very slap-dash pub-gig set up, it was one of those little shows that really carried the essence of Punk-Rock and underground music.
It was a mixed bill, ranging from gruff Pop-Punk, to fast-as-fuck Hardcore and then the reason for these electro-scribblings, London three piece, Eight Days.
Whether it’s the stompy-stompy-dance-time (technical term) of the above, or the well orchestrated Punk/Post-Hardcore mix of ‘Unclear’, or even the chaotic yet ironically cohesive groove of ‘No Time, No Patience’, it’s hard to fault Eight Days.
They have a knack, that few bands possess wholly I’d like to point out, in producing a multifaceted yet cohesive sound, that doesn’t sound cheap or overworked.
Eight Days pull-off the jagged edge of modern Hardcore and the time changes and stop-starts of Post-Hardcore skilfully. They also pull-off, quite refreshingly I might add, the almost old-school Punk appeal in tracks such as ‘The End’, which is my personal favourite.
Lyrically, you get nothing short of honesty or anything other than sincerity, without that cliche or over-the-top approach. No complaints there, or vocally for that matter, a scream-vocal infused, gruff Punk approach with a heavier, more Hardcore end at times, is more than satisfactory.
Sound good? The following links and info will help you get acquainted:
- Facebook and Twitter will help you keep track of the lads.
- The band’s music is available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and bandcamp (Free/Name Your Price download).
- Eight Days regularly play shows all over the UK so make sure you DO keep track!
Oh go on then, one more!