Some bands are formed out of necessity. Some are formed out of proximity. Some are formed from both. Do you remember when punk rock didn’t rely on prefixes? Like, you didn’t have to say ’crust punk’ or ”political punk” or ’shit punk’ or ’pop punk’? Simpler, more straightforward times. Not easier times, just times where punk wasn’t shoved into smaller and smaller holes. That’s what Western Addiction strive for. Fun times. Pre-MTV musical genocide times. Vital times. Black Flag and The Circle Jerks.
For Western Addiction, it’s simple. They have a laser-directed idea of what they want to do: make and play good punk music. Nothing more, nothing less!
6 October 2019