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Classic gutter punk from veterans.
When your lead singer, Keith Morris was the frontman and co-founding member for Black Flag, your punk career and aesthetic will most likely come pretty naturally. OFF! are a living example of this statement. Having emerged into the music scene a few years ago as a punk-rock supergroup of sorts, the band has enjoyed success, proving they are naturals when it comes to blending short and sharp songs with the die-hard punk ethos. Guitarist Dimitri Coats took some time out of his day to talk to us about the band's latest release, 'Wasted Years', touring and the living, expanding entity that is punk-rock.
"I wasn’t feeling cool about the things that were going on and I finally found out I was going to be kicked out of the band anyways."
"If OFF!’s impassioned, unadorned hardcore has turned you on before, it’ll turn you on again with Wasted Years."
No encore plays, and no encore is needed. OFF! know how to carry themselves off with dignity.
"Apparently Keith Morris drank two iced coffees this afternoon and hasn’t had any dinner, a terrible mistake for a 57-year-old diabetic, he tells us."
This band are no nostalgic throwback, they’re at the vanguard of hardcore’s future.
"If we’d have been doing this 25 years ago maybe we wouldn’t be getting the praise that we’re getting now."
Everyone from Toe To Toe to Velociraptor are getting on board.
Punk veterans still showing us how it's done.