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FEDS INSULA
FEDS INSULA

WE REVIEW THE NEW TRACK FROM INSULA – FEDS

Insula returns with their brand new firey single, Feds, a classic punk track. The Cumbria five-piece writes what you would expect to be an everyday punk song and then takes it to the next level.

The group takes on the cliché relationship of police and punk music. It features your classic gritty vocals and speedy chords, but there is so much more. Feds is a track that ignores the sometimes simplistic nature of classic punk and delves deeper musically.

The vocals lash out about the injustices in society and the ironic nature of calling the feds. However, the vocals aren’t the main focus here like a lot of punk tracks. Insula lets their fury and talents burst through their playability. The lead guitar is the prime example and leading glory of Feds. The slick and high-tempo solo action obliterates any thoughts you had about the track so far.

A minute into the track the leads roar into action glittering a fret-ripping solo and then taking over the song. The lead is always there but from one minute in, it takes control of you and the other instruments. You’re treated to a second beneficial solo that leads the track out. It gives the impression this is a band that could go in many musical directions.

The rhythms from the drums and guitar do have that raunchy taste of late 70s punk though but with darker production from back in those days. Even though a lot of punk music in the 80s featured poor production, the fuzzy distortion on the vocals and guitars is well-produced and compliments the style of the sound that the band has.

Feds has everything and more in a punk song. It’s short and snappy, it’s political, but it also engages you on another level. That level is a true appreciation of musical skill. Forget your 3 chord punk your dad likes, this is thrilling stuff.

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