Single Review: Austerity – Nice Guy / One Man Terror Dance

Brighton-based anarcho punk band AUSTERITY have shared a new double-A sided single ‘Nice Guy / One Man Terror Dance’ available to stream today through all good outlets.

A riotous and damning statement of intent, the trio are poised to unveil their debut full-length release and their most cohesive body of work to date which is set for a digital release through Every Man His Own Football Records and a physical release via Quiet Backwater Records. Can’t wait for that!!

After a packed out album launch show at The Islington, London earlier this week, Austerity will host a celebratory gig in Brighton on Friday Oct 25th at The Richmond with support from Cockwomble and Gulls.

A just brilliant and delicious bass riff starts ‘Nice Guy’. Add in drums and spiky guitars and the immediate and spoken word vocals of Vincent then you have a brilliant in your face post punk classic. The duelling vocals and the 100mph guitar riffage is an absolute fucking delight.

Double A side ‘One Man Terror Dance’ has a heavy throb with singing about ‘bleeding the same’ and being ‘led by money thieves under Tory reign’. Noisy guitars and layered vocals just add to the chaotic choruses and overall immediacy to the track. And yes! Some sax skronk is thrown in towards the end and is massively welcomed. I love skronk. And this all adds to an absolute cacophony of results and the power that this band is something else. Just brilliant. I can’t recommend AUSTERITY enough. Their name is enough. It’s just what we fucking need at the moment full stop.

The album, Anarcho Punk Dance Party, is released Friday 1st November 2019 through Every Man Owns His Own Football + Quiet Backwater.

Review by Ioan Humphreys: /

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