New Model Army – Today Is A Good Day by Alan Chapman

Out now on Attack Attack

Back after a two year break between albums these guys are back and my god are they firing on all cylinders! After last years banking crisis, it’s with a big `we told you so` attitude, the opening title track hears them rubbing their hands together with glee as the banks collapsed.

This is the main concept with NWA and Justin’s lyrics, as they have always been able to conjure vivid images of their subject matter, aswell with Ocean Rising you can nearly taste the salt in the sea air.

This whole album is bleak and northern, but like that very area it is also strangely beautiful.

So if you’re not familiar with this bands work this is a very good place to start (then do yourself a favour check out their back catalog) for old fans welcome back the masters of protest folk punk rock.