‘Dark Places’ by Statues is grimy, sad punk rock with a decidedly political bent. This “indie-rock outfit… from Umeå, Sweden has a dense stubbornness as their musical trademark,” they say. “At the same time there is an unobtrusive security and a sense of dynamics in the group’s tasteful association of tantrum noises and winding melodies.” This is definitely punk rock, but at the same time it’s kind of hard to exactly where in the genre’s past these guys are coming from. They identify NYHC and some of the post-hardcore bands that scene sprouted as important influences. Namely, Quicksand, Youth of Today and Rival Schools – all of which feature vocalist/guitarist Walter Schreifels. Anyways, these guys have a solid, unique take on a genre that’s prone to derivativeness. Check out ‘Statues’ below!
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