Listening to Nineteen | Sixteen, the new EP from Essex punk-rockers The Droppers Neck, you just know that their live show is going to be an absolute blast. For a start their brand of cocky, sassy punk rock draws influence from everyone from Cancer Bats to Gallows to Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, so with ingredients like that bubbling away in your sound, the end result can’t be anything less than explosive.
Take “Line Me Up For The Firing Squad”, a blistering slice of punk that teases the listener as it flits between bursts of sassy rock n’ roll and outright chaotic punk rock, or the balls-to-the-wall thrashings of “Monster” – whatever it is The Droppers Neck call their sound, it simply screams to be played live in the cramped confines of a grotty pub with sweat, stale beer and piss dripping from the walls.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a melodic side to Nineteen | Sixteen but, in all fairness, the band are simply at their finest, as demonstrated on tracks like “Monster”, when they’re putting their collective feet down and smashing out some of the catchiest, frantic punk rock you’ll have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
02. King & Country
04. Line Me Up For The Firing Squad
05. 200 Volts
Run Time: 19:30
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Check out the video for “Old New York” here.