Fatigue are probably not the first punk band to release a record called Scab, but the Bay Area five-piece - that features members of Sydney Ducks, Scalped and Young Offenders- dig deep into classic burly and surly classic sounds. "Pathetic People", a track from their forthcoming Scab EP on Warthog Speak, drives into your head like a golf ball teed off from 15-metres away.
The vocals of Carl Cordova, who also plays in Sydney Ducks - named after a gang of Australian criminal immigrants who went off tap during the Californian Gold Rush - have an amazing aggro vibe, and like London's Crown Court mix the right amount of UK oi and early US hardcore.
This is pacey and on-edge punk that brims with attitude but not arrogance. Get it.
'Scab' will be available early 2017 through Warthog Speak.
Listen to bands like Fatigue on Tim Scott's radio show Teenage Hate.