(United Kingdom)

At the start of 2020, before the world turned to ash, several US publications began running glowing reviews of Speed Kills, the breakneck debut album from Chubby and the Gang, a West London punk troupe comprised of members of various bands associated with The New Wave of British Hardcore, among them Violent Reaction, Abolition, Big Cheese and more. While any joyous homecoming to the live stage on UK shores may have to wait a little longer, in the meantime there’s no better tonic to these turbulent times than Speed Kills: a record ready to rise above its scene and ensure the next time Chubby and co hit the road, we’ll all see it coming a mile off.

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