Better Living is the debut album from London four piece Flats and like many young Brits they are full of piss and vinegar. With a serving of underground punk mixed with an edge of doom Flats are set to bring their plethora of aggression to the masses on June 4th 2012.
Being released during the Queens jubilee the album is proof that punk did not die in January 1978 along with The Sex Pistols. It is very much alive today and still pissed off with the establishment and what it represents.
With the recent break through of bands such as Gallows, Trash Talk and Sharks the guys in Flats fit right in with the current underground punk scene. Songs filled with attitude and violence is what it is about more than how well the songs are produced and mastered.
Songs such as “Fast” have the fast pace and aggression of an early Napalm Death record; where as where as opening track “Foxtrot” has a more down paced doom ridden vibe. The album from start to finish is a fucking masterpiece to say the least and with the right publicity could be up there with other great punk albums.
If you want a wall of noise that’s sounds scummier than your toilet bowl and feel more aggressive than a punch in the face then Better Living should enter your record collection come June. This album is a potential classic. 8.75/10