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No Shame
7 Years Bad Luck No Shame Punk Rock Theory
Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 15:54
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Recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves, ‘No Shame’ is a glorious return to form for 7 Years Bad Luck. For 20 years, these Austrian punks have been honing their skills while simultaneously staying true to your typical punk rock three-piece sound. The result? A dozen solid songs that will make you think of The Lawrence Arms, NOFX and Banner Pilot.

With the two lead singers taking turns, bouncy rhythms and a shitload of big hooks and catchy choruses, the album more than lives up to its title. The band takes its time to get things started with the slow-paced, melancholy-drenched opener that is ‘Colors,’ but once they get going there is simply no stopping them. More highlights come in the form of ‘I'll Forget You’, the NOFX-y ‘Remember To Let Go’, the driving ‘Four-Leaf Clover’ and the regret-laden ‘What’s Left’. That’s not to say the other songs fall short of being memorable. No shame? More like no duds.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.