PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN and get ready to start a circle pit in your living room, dive off your couch, and throw down. Sibling band to (Den of Wax recommended) Chubby and the Gang (The Chisel's guitarist Chubby Charles is the same Chubby who fronts that other band), this album brings a more aggressive feel, yet shares the booze pounding, fist pummeling reactions. While this is arguably a throwback record, it still sounds fresh and modern. Get it!
It's going off and The Chisel are back to cause a bit of bovver. Following a trio of explosive singles, the band finally bring us their debut full-length album, Retaliation, on the London-based punk institution La Vida Es Un Mus.
Having formed in early 2020 and featuring a crew of members with long-term associations to the London, UK, punk scene, The Chisel quickly secured a reputation as one of the most exciting bands from a pool of contemporaries that includes Violent Reaction, Chubby & The Gang, Stingray, and Big Cheese. Their sound is rooted firmly in punk but with influences that run across the board to create a distinctive blend of oi, anarcho, UK82, and hardcore. "Retaliation" is an unmistakably British record that draws a line from 1982 up to the present day, pushing its way into your collection and torching your stereo.