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"Orlando's Attack Get That Old Feeling"

Orlando’s Attack get that old feeling

By Jason Ferguson

The Attack Of Nostalgia
and Rebellion

Orlando punks the Attack would have been hard-pressed to come up with a more perfect title for their (long-overdue) debut album than Of Nostalgia and Rebellion. Although certainly not old-timers, the members of the band hew to a catholic strain of punk rock with roots in the youth movements of ’90s street punk, ’80s hardcore and, of course, the original fires of the late ’70s. All of these versions of punk rock had two things in common: a deeply rooted and aggressive sense of “us against them” and a desire to reconfigure the healing powers of rock & roll into something that aimed to be both transcendent and down-to-earth. If the Attack is nostalgic for anything, then, it’s not a sound, but an attitude that three chords, a six-pack and a fire in your belly is all you need to overthrow the system.

These ex-Spitvalves and current Overdalers, of course, lean a bit more heavily on the “six-pack” and “fire” parts of that equation; their shows – while not quite Flogging Molly–style keg-drainers – are focused squarely on pub-rock fundamentals, although the band’s rousing anthems tend to be more musically complex than standard hardcore fare. Yet they are precisely calibrated to deliver maximum impact, thanks to vocalist Charlie Bender’s shout-singing calls to arms, Brad Palkevich’s beefy guitar lines and an impressively fluid rhythm section (bassist Mikey Cortes and drummer Tito Esquiaqui) that’s as capable of banging out a double-time pit rhythm as they are of making “Bad Moon Rising” sound like a lost punk classic.

Of Nostalgia manages to capture the emphatic energy of those live shows while emphasizing some superior punk songcraft (cuts like “Stolen” and “Prove It” are bracingly fresh takes on the musical middle-finger). It may all sound familiar at first, but then again, that’s sort of the point. - Orlando Weekly


The Attack - EP
Of Nostalgia and Rebellion - LP



The Attack brings Punk back to basics; short, fast riffing songs about the social, music, and media driven politics of today. The simplicity of punk has been lost on a divided underground driven more by fashion and ruled by icons that have become the same rock stars the punk movement rebelled against in the seventies. Across the country everything Punk, from all ages shows to myspace accounts, has become a popularity contest that defies the original intent of the alternative music scene. The Attack is ruled by a DIY ethos and driven by a goal to re-unite the punks and skins and hardcore kids under the same underground flag. The Attacks lyrics are true shot from all sides anthems. The Attack never panders to one political party or music scene forming an opinion, agenda and sound of its own.