posted August 30th, 2023

Skam's long lost recordings from 1982-1983 are a raw and unfiltered expression of youthful rebellion, capturing the essence of the punk movement at its prime. With a relentless energy that defined the era, Skam’s frenzied expression features less hardcore tempo than the protestations of Minor Threat and the other aspirants of 1982-83, but matches them for power, streamlined with classic proto-punk flair, and undeniable outrage.

Despite its decades-long dormancy, the tracks on No Name have lost none of their potency. From the screeching guitars and pounding drums, each song on the album carries an urgent message that resonates as powerfully today as it did back in the early 1980s. In an era where music has often been commodified and polished to perfection, No Name stands as a testament to the power of youthful creativity and its enduring impact.

Tumbling forth with majestic power chords on the title track "No Name", Skam play with a purity that set them apart in their brief era, almost like revivalists before their time. The filth and fury are embodied with youthful energy that almost predicts the mainstream breakthrough of pop punk on the charts five years later.

No Name is out on September 29th!

Artists in this story: Skam