Sceptres / Facel Vega - Split
long awaited split on dire records from female fronted the sceptres (featuring two of shitty limits) and frantic south wales punks facel vega. the sceptres are straight ahead dangerhouse records influenced punk rock with raging female vocals. they describe themselves as hardcore kids trying to play pop music without straying anwhere near pop punk. facel vega deal in urgent and noisy emo, but with melodies strewn through it all, totally direct but with the guitars stretching exploratory tendrils out within the confines of the sound. it sounds like rites of spring and mohinder updated and improved. limited to 300 copies.