Burnchurch – Self-Titled LP

Burnchurch is a five piece melodic crust band from Dublin featuring former members of Easpa Measa, Silence, Rats Blood and more

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Artist: Burnchurch

Title: Burnchurch

Release: LP / Digital

Year: 2015

Labels: Dogs and Vultures, Contraszt! Records, Up The Punx, Trująca Fala

Burnchurch is a five piece melodic crust band from Dublin featuring former members of Easpa Measa, Silence (from Poland), Rats Blood and more. I was a huge fan of Easpa Measa when they were around until 2012 and it’s no surprise that so many excellent acts have risen from the ashes of this influential band. I think they were one of the most important bands in the Irish DIY punk and crust scene. In Burnchurch, the Irish are teaming up with punks from Poland, which makes it even more intriguing.

If you’re familiar with the scene I’m talking about, I hope you’ll love this latest offering from Burnchurch. It’s a more than worthwhile release that wins me over with its intricate modern crust sound and dual female/male vocals. All ten songs are full of urgency, emotion and right-on politics, while Cloadgh’s passionate vocals will remind you of favorite bands like Witch Hunt, Ballast, Preying Hands, Signal Lost, etc. A first class release from Dublin’s Dogs and Vultures Records in cooperation with Contraszt! Records (Germany), Up The Punx Records and my beloved Trująca Fala label from Poland.

P.S. Despite what you might think, the band’s name comes from an actual place, the Burnchurch Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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