Incisions and The ‘Quit Now’ EP.

Incisions – Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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Incisions are relatively new to the Manchester Punk game which makes them a perfect addition to local label Horn & Hoof Records. The band are set to release their third EP Quit Now on the 30th of this month and if your one of those who wishes for British Punk to regain its bite, then this band may well be the one to satisfy you.

Incisions sit characteristically well into abrasive British Punk-Rock but not without a clear appreciation and emulation of old-school US Hardcore and more melodic and rhythmic Skate Punk.

Vintage Hardcore Punk rhythms and an anthem of disaffection and determination via ‘Chops’ breaks you in while before you even realise its over, ‘Dead Inside’ nullifies any chance of rest-bite.

The refreshed classic abrasion that Incisions bring to the metaphorical table is nothing short of honest and is matched near perfectly by lyrics that touch upon the needed areas of further honesty, wit, anger and intelligence.

Incisions have more than simply strengthened their sound and you feel the EP sinking its critical claws into you by every note. ‘Mexican Jail’ is another slash of rage before the aptly and somewhat cliche titled, ‘Fuck The Government’, complete with obligatory Peep Show sound-bite takes point. Naturally.

The inspiration of this comparatively dark EP is clear, Incisions have transitioned from upbeat playful 90’s Punk to maturity via what can really only be described as “being rather pissed off”.

I could go on for quite some time and tell you why this EP is so good musically or more onto why its lyrical conviction is admirable but I wont for I’d rather not bore you and I’d also rather not take your attention away from this fine example of UK Punk-Rock.

‘Island’ is anthemic and melodic in its tale of personal destruction while the band’s Hardcore rumble and pounding percussion explodes from its confines in the last track and does so in such a manner that you’re sat there grinning.

Quit Now is a well-written and well-produced EP and you should likely listen to it once its released on the 30th June, as in these uncertain times, Punk seems to be finding its place once more.

In the mean time, find the band and label below:


Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties. He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock. Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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