This isn't any old tedious, domesticated or aspirational punk. The Terraces are back to basics, pissed off and give the ears no quarter.
Their lyrics create vignettes of working-class life with endearing honesty and they draw bitter and uncompromising conclusions on the times we live in.
Fronted by former One Way System's Gary Buckley, and produced by Kalju Tonuma of Killing Joke fame, The Terraces' is an eloquent, driven sound marked by rich and succinct guitar work punctuated by intelligent drumming. Buckley's voice is relentless, reminiscent of Joe Strummer.
Union, their first single, invites the adjective magnificent. It's anthemic, as as all vintage punk should be, and Short Back And Sides and The Internationals are equally impressive.
The Terraces will tour Britain later in the year - don't miss them or this album if you still have an angry heart.