Fans are welcome to punk album

Somos Muchos
Somos Muchos

A PUNK band is proving that good things come to those who wait by releasing its debut album after a decade on the scene.

Fans will be treated to a bumper helping of fast-paced aggressive punk across the 18 tracks of Somos Muchos’ first full-length release Earth, You’re Welcome.

The Wigan and Skelmersdale-based four-piece, made up of singer and rhythm guitarist Gav Morris, lead guitarist Andrew Dawson, bassist Luke Melling and drummer Nick McColl, takes inspiration from acts such as Dead Kennedys and Rancid as well as older punk bands including The Ramones and Stiff Little Fingers.

The band decamped to Urban Sound Studios on Cale Lane to record the tracks which make up Earth, You’re Welcome, and singer Gav says 10 years in music felt like the right time to get Somos Muchos’ sound committed to disc.

He said: “We had enough material we were all happy with so rather than just putting together a quick EP we thought we would go the whole hog and bring everything to up to date on one CD.

“We’ve got a few new versions of older tracks and then there’s 13 new songs on there as well.

“We’re really pleased: it’s fast, frantic and raw and was all recorded live.

“We like the American hardcore punk scene and also the odd bit of melody, though there’s got to be some justification if something is longer than 90 seconds.”

Somos Muchos worked with producer Paul Crompton, who is known for his work on the hardcore scenes in Liverpool and Leeds, to come up with the final recorded versions of the songs on Earth, You’re Welcome.

The album covers a variety of typical punk subjects, with political outbursts on tracks such as Totalitarian Democracy joined by protests about today’s money-oriented society and songs such as Dawn of the Chavs.

Somos Muchos has also racked up a string of high-profile live appearances supporting major punk acts on their Wigan visits including Sham 69, members of iconic Leigh band Buzzcocks and Ed Tudor Pole.

Earth, You’re Welcome, by Somos Muchos, is out now priced at £3. To find out more information, visit www.facebook.com/somosmuchosband.