Riot 99 Destroy The City

Two contributions from Toronto's street punk scene, first up are Riot 99, who according to their record sleeve are "putting the Bollocks back into punk." A bold statement but one they live up to. The two songs on this seven-inch are all boots, booze and pill-fuelled mayhem, which would fit in perfectly on an old Punk and Disorderly comp. The Class Assassins take a more serious approach, with a melodic sound reminiscent of the Angelic Upstarts. The title track is an inspirational call to arms while the B-side is a cover of Lambert and Potter's '60s protest song "One Tin Soldier." Both tracks are delivered in that catchy sing-along style that's bound to stick in your head (Taras O)