Reviews

“..it seems only fitting that their debut CDEP be a focused, uncompromising attack on callous warmongers everywhere…. the importance of the message being delivered utterly eclipses the medium that delivers it.” Ian Glasper – Terrorizer Magazine – Issue 132 June 2005

“..a bass and rhythm section as tight as eberneezer scrooge…..Too short by half, this is nonetheless essential and extreme.” Positive Creed fanzine

“..hardcore punk rock in total English style: fast and chaotic and like a fist to the head…..This will fuel you like Crazy.” No Front Teeth Fanzine

“Last Under The Sun are one of the best hardcore bands around they create songs with a clear message and deliver them in crushing and uncompromising style.” Will Munn Rhtyhm and Booze Fanzine

“..great hooks and a furious sense of energy driving the whole thing. This is one of the best punk rock records I’ve heard recently from Britain (Birmingham)” Reason to Believe #10 Fanzine

LAST UNDER THE SUN- `WINDFALL’ CD
This actually reminds me of a heavier, more commanding NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN which is a compliment, because they were a really unique band who were so important and it’s fantastic to hear that sound again but in this completely different realm. Melodic hardcore can be pretty boring if it’s not approached correctly and LAST UNDER THE SUN have created their own approach that works like a charm.
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LAST UNDER THE SUN- `WINDFALL’ CD
There might be just eight tracks to grapple with, but the quality of the music more than outweighs the accompanying quantity as the harsh riffage of ‘Threads’ hears this Birmingham-based trio pummel into a severely attention-demanding strain of punk hardcore with a definitive melodic edge.

Bizarrely, the actual line-up of the band is being kept secret and band members – allegedly – always seem subject to change… a line-up that has, at one time or another, seen a Pigfish member join in with
the fun.

While the singer sounds like The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell being ravaged by a shoal of flying piranha fish, come ‘Ride Your Ride,’ the aggressive-sounding front is down and it’s time to get genuinely poetic.

In fact, ‘Ride Your Ride’ is an incredible song, starting out with a dead-fast punk jolt before a sublimely bittersweet and acoustic- primed interlude startles the senses. The extraordinary song arrangement echoes the style of hardcore metal band PSP who use similar, breathtaking dynamics from hard-&-fast beginnings to slow-&-soulful mid-eights.

In their anti-corporate prime, these guys are passionately imbued with the spirit of Jet Plane Landing, before ‘This Business’ further impresses with a strong melody and sublime harmonies… and while ‘Days’ starts out slowly, their over-riding love of heavy hardcore soon wipes that out. Still, ‘MIR’ – the final track of this, the band’s debut LP – is atmospherically chilled to the sounds of some more clashing acoustic chords and compelling samples. A windfall like this is surely worth investing in. Steve Rudd ‘Black Velvet’ magazine.

LAST UNDER THE SUN- `WINDFALL’ CD
Iron Man – 1 May 2004 Metaluk.com Publication date: 15 May 2004, 17:33:14 | Author: Stuart A Hamilton
An interesting one this, as Last Under The Sun attempt to straddle a fence somewhere between emo and hardcore. Something which must be uncomfortable, but when it works, it makes for a very interesting ride.

Unlike a lot of bands from those camps, they remember that writing a good song is the all important factor, and there’s plenty of hummable melodies contained here, with “This Business” being the undoubted highlight.

The easiest link to make is to a pop oriented Fugazi, which makes more sense than you’d think. They’ve a fair bit of pedigree having worked their way through former members of Stepback, Eastfield, Eggraid, The Hot Tortoise, Pigfish and Damn Dirty Apes, before settling on their current 3 piece lineup.

They’re going for a moody vibe, which they prefer to term melodic punk influenced post hardcore. However, it’s far removed from anything else with the words ‘melodic’ and ‘punk’ attached which brings to mind the horrific image of Sum 41, and Last Under The Sun couldn’t be further removed from that particular nightmare, with every song taking a distinct stance, separate, yet part of the same audio blast.

There is a lot to recommend this release, and with fresh recordings in the bag and a growing reputation for their live work, they could be ones to watch, especially with a bass player named after a
Hawkwind song! Review from: http://www.metaluk.com/reviews/viewReview.cfm?iReviewID=341

LAST UNDER THE SUN- `WINDFALL’ CD  REASON TO BELIEVE #10 fanzine:
I saw this band at the Cardigan Arms recently and they were fucking ace(they reminded me of MANIFESTO
JUKEBOX in terms of intensity – with a bit of LEATHERFACE and FOUR LETTER WORD thrown in.) This cd is really really fucking good – and on this they sound great – and like their own band ie not a clone of another band. Excellent coarse singing – great hooks and a furious sense of energy driving the whole thing. This is one of the best punk rock records I’ve heard recently from Britain (Birmingham). Go buy this now… (RPS)
http://www.rtbzine.ndo.co.uk

LAST UNDER THE SUN – ‘All Empires Crumble’ CD
Positive Creed Fanzine
This is a 4 song anti war/anti everything, speed punk stomp. Everything on here is a winner….a bass and rhythm section as tight as eberneezer scrooge and a guitarist with more about him than just thrashing away at chords. Song 2 “Bring me their heads” is an anarcho masterpiece as is the relentless “not in my name.” Musically intriguing “last under the sun” also make use of samples, intercutting them to great effect. Had crass started out now in modern times, they might have ended up sounding a bit like this. Too short by half, this is nonetheless essential and extreme.

LAST UNDER THE SUN – ‘All Empires Crumble’ CD
May 4th 2005 Will Munn Rhythm and Booze

It seems somewhat apt that I’m reviewing this EP the day before the general election, you see this is the Birmingham based hardcore punk bands election special and to sum it up simply its somewhat political. The band decided to release this EP to contribute to the Stop The War campaign in anyway that they could. The accompanying press release had a host of information about the campaign, whilst the music itself is perhaps even more direct, the opening number is entitled Fuck The Government and pretty much sums up the bands views, its a quick number that begins with samples before launching into a hundred miles an hour hardcore thrash whilst the singer screams out the songs title over and over again. Bring Me Their Heads and Open Fire are pretty self explanatory too, the latter imploring artists, bands, poets and even clowns to open fire and let their thoughts and voices be heard, whilst Not In My Name is a rage against the war itself asking whos name are they fighting for in the first place, as no one wanted to go to war and the loss of innocent lifes is inexcusable. Last Under The Sun are one of the best hardcore bands around they create songs with a clear message and deliver them in crushing and uncompromising style. If you want to find out more about the Stop The War campaign then check out the links via the bands website.

LAST UNDER THE SUN – ‘All Empires Crumble’ CD
4 tracks of political, anti-war hardcore punk rock in total English style: fast and chaotic and like a fist to the head. A fist with a serious message clenched inside it: ‘Fuck The Government, ‘Bring Me Their Heads’, ‘Not In My Name’ and ‘Open Fire’.this is agitated….this will fuel you like crazy.

LAST UNDER THE SUN – ‘All Empires Crumble’ CD
Terrorizer Magazine – Issue 132 June 2005

This Brummie trio have apparently been working closely with the Stirchley Stop The War group since their inception in 2001, so it seems only fitting that their new CDEP be a focused, uncompromising attack on callous warmongers everywhere. Musically they sound like a tight-as-arseholes reincarnation of the English Dogs when they had Stu Pid fronting them; this is classic anarcho punk, in that the importance of the message being delivered utterly eclipses the medium that delivers it. Peace out! – Ian Glasper