Music Review: German punkers Straightline’s single ‘Earth Defenders’

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Straightline

Review: Straightline’s single/video -“Earth Defenders” Off Latest Album ‘Keep Your Cool’- Out Now On Thousand Islands Records/Lockjaw Records

After more than 2 years in pandemic hell production, Straightline returned with ‘Keep Your Cool,’ an album filled with their signature metal-infused thrash skate punk.

Straightline wrote and recorded the album in 2018-19 but waited for the world to re-open before unleashing it alongside several live shows in 2022. ‘Keep Your Cool’ sees an exciting new chapter opening for the band, who are writing new songs with new members for future releases.

The follow-up to “Vanishing Blues” is available on colored vinyl and CD with thematic merch and a skateboard deck.

Rock At Night says: Munich band Straightline attacks the topic of the environment, climate change, racism, and equality in their latest single/video “Earth Defenders.” A real catchy, sing-along punk song which  says “there’s nothing wrong with us/we’re cleaning up your mess.” A crowd of people are jumping up and down with fists in the air saying “we’re the ones you always looked down on, the unwanted outcasts, the casualties of your society” as they appear to be the only ones clued in on the current world “mess.” It’s nice to see a pop-punk protest song for a change! Recommended for those that like Green Day.

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