The mid 90’s were the zenith of the US led punk rock explosion. Pennywise were at the forefront of the charge and in 1995 released About Time an album that refined and defined the So-Cal melodic hardcore sound that spawned a movement and a thousand copy cats. About Time had the double touch of world renowned producer, Jerry Finn (Rancid, Green Day, Blink 182) and Epitaph/Bad Religion founder Brett Gurewitz and set the standard of what punk rock was to be from that moment on. About Time has achieved Gold Record Status in Australia.
After 27 years of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Pennywise’s latest album, 2014’s Yesterdays is a ‘new album of old songs’ proper recordings of songs written in their early days (mostly by Thirsk) that never made it off the cassette they were taped onto at rehearsals and capture the bands original spirit. Pennywise will be giving About Time and songs from Yesterday’s a tonne of stage time when they return in September, with long time friends, Anti-FlagAnti-Flag’s tenth album American Spring was released in May this year and like the positively focused Pennywise, is an energetic antidote to the crippling cynicism that infects even the most dedicated of rabble-rousers Anti-Flag are the proud torchbearers for progressive collectivism, radical change, and free expression with heavy social responsibility. Injecting the underground and the mainstream with politically charged, deliberate, smart-but-no-less-visceral neo-punk.