„I remember the first time I heard the DOWN & OUTS, on a cdr before they’d released anything whilst nursing a hangover on a dirty floor in a shared house in Leeds after one of the many all dayers which took place there in the early 2000s . Safe to say, I smuggled that cdr away (sorry not sorry) and those rough diamonds channelling the spirit of street punk/oi played by friends unashamedly wearing their Scouse hearts on their sleeves became engrained in my soul. Now a more settled (?) line up and consistently releasing quality LP after quality LP they have retained the grit and grime whilst maintaining the charm and shine and seeing them play those songs by the docks in a city by the river with a beer in one hand and a new/old friend in the other…couldn’t be more perfect.
Take your choice – they are lovely lads, worth your time and ears.“
(Lloyd / MISFORTUNE COOKIE)