Black Dawn Blood and Sweat

Former members of Thee Pirates and 12 Point Buck kick it old school on this memorable debut. Hailing from the wilds of Kamloops, BC, they’ve channelled their boredom and isolation into 13 songs of catchy punk rock that recalls UK punk from the late ’70s to the early ’80s. They use sing-along chants to their advantage on many of the numbers and the singer’s rough voice brings an edge to the sound. It may take a few listens to really get into this but once you do, you’ll be hearing the choruses in your head for awhile. (Teenage Rampage)