Militarie Gun – “My Life Is Over” 7″
Fronted by Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center. A new project from a guy who has risen-up to become one of the key players in today’s underground music scene. This, however, is a confusing change of style for him: solid post-hardcore, indebted to the the 1990’s – Quicksand, Seaweed, Fugazi – that is heavily reliant on ultra-catchy, melodic song writing. A debut EP that shares similar traits to the music of Drug Church and Fiddlehead. What sets this apart – because this is not an ordinary 7″ EP by any means – is the fact that you have a vocalist more attuned to screaming his guts out for the extreme power violence of RJC rather than emoting to some hard-grooved alternative rock. Makes for a weirdly compelling juxtaposition. And it might not have worked but for the fact the songs are so damn hooky and memorable. Gotta’ be one of my favourite 7″s of recent years.