Covid-19 update

In adherence to the measures advised by the government to combat Covid-19, we have taken the decision to close Monorail until further notice. You can still place an order but we will not be shipping orders or opening the shop until it is deemed safe to do so. Thank you for all your support so far and we hope you're safe wherever you are. See you soon - Monorail Music.

Current Affairs

Buckle Up / Worlds In Crisis


Released: 6th September 2019

7" LTD 200£6.99Out of Stock

Limited to 300.
Following their bullet of a 7" on Not Unloved, Glasgow's post-punk big hitters Current Affairs return with another 2-track killer on Berlin's Dotx3 label. Comparisons to the early Banshees sides will abound, but in vocalist Joan Sweeney's powerful vocal there's a depth and rawness that is her own. A-Side Buckle Up makes full use of the rhythm section's gig-hardened engine, bringing a heavy punk dynamic to a minor-chord slasher-thon of a track. There's also a pleasing early B-52s element to Sweeney's vocal placements. On the B-side, lashings of chorus guitar seem to throw the vocal into a Suburban Lawns relief, making 2019 Current Affairs a lethal, surreal pop prospect. It's a slight change of pace, though still insistent and driving, but introducing new colours to their palette.