is a punk band from England making music since around 2014. The group intends to share the
news of Christ through the punk sub-culture and in places the church cannot reach. They really hit the
ground running in 2017 with their split EP with No Lost Cause, In Stereo
. In 2021, the band released the
rather blatantly titled UK Christian Punk Rock
in what continues to be a rather fun revival of punk music.
The first half of their newest EP is a copy/paste of the songs released on their split EP with The Bricks in
2018. Out of the older three songs, "Started Thinking" is the clear favorite. The song has a little more
edge, is in your face, and also manages to be a super catchy earworm at the same time. The back half of
the EP contains the 2019 single, "Waiting;" the 2020 single, "Excrutiantal;" and the previously unreleased
"Great I Am," featuring Lisa Cox. While most of the EP was previously released, it does a great job of
putting these songs into an easy to find and listen to collection. Lyrically, the songs boldly proclaim
Jesus. "Waiting" starts with a reading of John 1:1, whereas "Great I Am" has Lisa Cox singing,"You are
Lord over all creation; You are true and Your words don't fail. You're the key to my one salvation; You're
the freedom that let's me sail. You are the Great I Am
..." to kick things off.
UK Christian Punk Rock
isn't breaking any new ground, but Peter118 is helping to keep this current trend
of new punk rock rolling. There is plenty to like about the EP, from more pop/punk oriented numbers
like "For Your Glory" and "Great I Am," to the more aggressive sounding punk tracks, like "Started
Thinking" and "Excrutiantal." There is a little something here for fans of different punk sounds to enjoy.
It's nice to see Peter118 still rocking and spreading the message of salvation after first hearing them 5
ago years ago with No Lost Cause. Punk fans should certainly give this one a listen!
- Review date: 8/5/22, written by Michael Weaver
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