Sorry State Records
LOUDER "S/T" LP
After a couple of singles on the Japanese label Episode Sounds, Sorry State is proud to release the debut LP from Japan’s Louder. I was introduced to Louder by Tsubasa, the guitarist of Sorry State band Rough Kids, and it’s clear why he likes them so much, as Louder bear more than a passing resemblance to Rough Kids’ song-centered, ’77-influenced punk. However, Louder bring a distinctly Japanese take to the table, augmenting the Buzzcocks / Adverts-style melodic punk with some of the wild garage sounds of bands like the Registrators and Teengenerate. 10 tracks, all of them hits.