CHAIN WHIP - 14 Lashes LP

  • CHAIN WHIP - 14 Lashes LP
  • Label: Drunken Sailor
  • Catalog Number: Drunkensailor128
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 17.00€


European release on Drunken Sailor Records, originally released on Chain Whip Records .

"Right-wing governments. Riots following sickening, racist police brutality. The general feeling that these are end times and the human race we know it is hurtling towards a doom of its own foolish making. Yessir, you can draw a lot of parallels between 2020 and the 1980s, although obviously as soon as anyone says it’s worth suffering all this because ‘the tunes will be better’, you are obliged to call them a fucking moron, set their hair on fire and give them a wedgie for good measure.

Still, just as good tunes are undoubtedly a good thing, so too are absolutely blazing, ear-shredding, soul-soaring, fist-raising punk rock songs. Especially ones that race by at 150mph, while implicitly daring you to scream along with every line and probably dismantle all your furniture by bouncing all over it. Just ask Chain Whip; they know all about it.

Hailing from the Canadian city of Vancouver and comprising members of Fashionism, Corner Boys and more, Chain Whip don’t so much sound ‘in thrall’ to the sounds of 1980s hardcore punk as ‘completely inhabited by the spirit’ of it, in the best way possible. They snarl, they holler, they roar and by gosh every single cut on debut album ‘14 Lashes’ is a thrill ride and a half. Originally released in 2019 on their own Chain Whip Records (makes sense), it gathers together 14 (also makes sense) blasts of irresistible fury in under 20 minutes, with subjects ranging from half-baked cultural commentators to not wanting to live in a fucked-up world (say it three times: this makes sense). This is hardcore as in ‘the snottiest rock’n’roll imaginable’; no shitty metal involved.

They’re at their best when exploding in under 60 seconds, like on the very cross ‘Spectator’, but two-minute epic ‘Turner Street Ghost Motel’ reveals something dangerously close to Dead Kennedys-style melody that could make Chain Whip ones to stick with for the long haul. Well, that’s assuming they’re even in it for the long haul; maybe this is the last we’ll see of ‘em and this blizzard of brilliance that sounds like DOA, the Germs and Career Suicide punching holes in the side of a mountain is all we’ll have to remember ‘em by. If that’s how this is all gonna play out, I implore you to buy this record -. you owe it to yourself to hear it before we and they meet our grisly fate."
Will Fitzpatrick.



Related Products

STRANGE ATTRACTOR - Mutant Love LP

STRANGE ATTRACTOR - Mutant Love LP

In case you did not know and / or snoozed on the debut LP on our label: This is Jeff from the ST..

12.00€

TRAUMAHELIKOPTER - Look the other way / No hope 7"

TRAUMAHELIKOPTER - Look the other way / No hope 7"

OUT NOW!!! TRAUMAHELIKOPTER - Look The Other Way / No Hope 7" File Under: Garage Rock We ar..

5.00€

SCHIZOS - Fuck Iggy Pop 7"

SCHIZOS - Fuck Iggy Pop 7"

“Fuck Iggy Pop”: a crass, bluntly-put sentiment that couldn’t encapsulate Birmingham’s Schizos any ..

7.00€

RACE CAR - Go Build Your Own Go Kart 7"

RACE CAR - Go Build Your Own Go Kart 7"

The guttural snarls of a vicious, rabid vocalist clawing at your throat. The crisp, punchy cadence..

3.00€

HAIRCUT - Shutting Down 7"

HAIRCUT - Shutting Down 7"

Five tracks of furious hardcore punk on the debut EP from Richmond's HAIRCUT. Originally formed in..

7.00€

WARM BODIES - s/t LP

WARM BODIES - s/t LP

The much-anticipated full length from Kansas City freaks Warm Bodies is here, following their debu..

16.00€

MARK VODKA GROUP - s/t LP

MARK VODKA GROUP - s/t LP

Debut LP from The Mark Vodka Group, Nova Scotia delivers again. FFO Coneheads, DLIMC, Buzzcocks and ..

14.00€

STIFF RICHARDS - DIG LP

STIFF RICHARDS - DIG LP

STIFF RICHARDS are 5 blokes from Melbourne playing tunes "straight from the shed straight to your ..

15.00€

POWER - Turn On LP

POWER - Turn On LP

Being that Power is a band with just three members has meant that everybody carves their own name ..

16.00€

PUBLIC EYE - Music For Leisure LP

PUBLIC EYE - Music For Leisure LP

Released in the US on Pop Wig Records, this is the Euro Version on Drunken Sailor.  Hey, we’re ..

17.00€

SLIMY MEMBER - Ugly Songs For Ugly People LP

SLIMY MEMBER - Ugly Songs For Ugly People LP

Brand new on Drunken Sailor Records.Thought you’d missed out on the chance to scoop up one of the be..

17.00€

STIFF RICHARDS - State of Mind LP

STIFF RICHARDS - State of Mind LP

European pressing on Drunken Sailor.First things first - you don’t need me to tell you about the s..

17.00€

Tags: CHAIN WHIP - 14 Lashes LP