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Sciatic Nerve
Sciatic Nerve - Sciatic Nerve
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 09:35
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What do you get if you put Nothington’s Chris Matulich, Tony Teixeira (ex-Nothington, Cobra Skulls), Luke Ray (Swingin’ Utters, ex-Cobra Skulls) and Western Addiction’s Kyle Lindauer together in a band? Apparently a very volatile concoction named Sciatic Nerve.


On their self-titled debut, they jump off the deep end with reckless abandon on opening track “Sciatic Nerve”, a furious slab of hardcore punk that calls it a day after just 49 seconds. The same goes for the remaining eleven cuts these guys crank out, even though cuts like “Buy A Horse” and the organ-enhanced “Get Away” do come with slightly more melody. But if you are expecting to hear melodic punk rock like what these gents dish out in their other bands, you will be left wanting.


But that’s kinda the whole point of starting a new band, right? To do something different. Something fresh and exciting. And you can tell they are having a blast. And so will you if you are into Kid Dynamite, The Bronx and Minor Threat.


Track listing:

  1. Sciatic Nerve
  2. Buy A Horse
  3. Sleep
  4. Bright Lights
  5. Get Away
  6. Dogs
  7. My Head
  8. Things I Can Look At
  9. The Rise
  10. I Give Up
  11. With Who You Go
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.