SINGLE REVIEW: Weekend Recovery – ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’


These days when a band describe themselves as punk there’s a chance you’ll not know quite what to expect. And while this track is very much in old style punk vein – which is why I like it as much as I do – a quick listen to some of the band’s other material shows us that there is a variety to Weekend Recovery’s music that is actually a pleasant surprise.

‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ is a straight ahead old style punk track. It’s raw, it motors along. It’s basically and refreshingly a riff, there ain’t much finesse here, and that is very definitely not a criticism. Frankly the drive this gives the track is a thrill. But wait there are things that take this track to another level – that ‘loudhailer’ vocal section and the guitar break. And the vocal, breakneck, on the edge of raw. What this all adds up to is exciting, it’s a reminder that you don’t need layers and layers of FX and overdubs to make music that is really effective.

Play very loud, keep hitting repeat and get out of your chair and move to this.

The single is released on 30th November.

The info

Originally hailing from Kent, Weekend Recovery are now based in Pontefract.


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