Vinny and The Hooligans’ 2016 EP ‘Late Nights’ was a reasonably enjoyable punk release that drew influence from the more accessible end of hardcore, Good Riddance and Screeching Weasel at their most tuneful. The recording was a little rough around the edges and Vinny’s vocal wasn’t necessarily the most perfect, but the charm in the songs often shone through. Two years on and with a bigger budget, ‘Don’t Give Up’ – a pointed message for so many DIY punk bands – is an improvement on almost every level. Stretching Vinny’s talents to a full release and a bigger sound, its ten songs cover a variety of punk styles, but whatever the outcome, it’s a record packed with big hooks and a lot of love for New York.
As part of the promotion for their most recent album ‘Last Act of Defiance’ hardcore punk legends Sick of it All return to the UK in early 2015 for nine dates, including an appearance at the Underworld in London.
Dates are as follows:
New York hardcore punk legends Sick of it All return at the end of September with a new full length album. Produced by Tue Madsen, ‘Last Act of Defiance’ is the band’s first new work since 2010.
The full confirmed track listing is as follows: