When it comes to punk/rock these guys do it in style. What make them stand out is they are very melodic which gives them a different edge compared to most modern day punk. Vocally superb, Lyrically supreme and the music is awesome. I find them a real pleasure to listen to and trust me they would make a great addition to any record collection.
Bottler are a UK melodic punk band based in London. They are the self-proclaimed ‘ex-members of the bands you never knew’ wanting nothing more than to play and record punk rock music. Formed in 2013, these lads have navigated the London punk scene and now have a number of impressive shows under their belt with international peers, e.g. Red City Radio, The Gamits, 4ft Fingers, Wank For Peace and Pears. It is clear to hear that they are inspired by 90s/00s melodic punk favorites such as NOFX, Face to Face, Millencolin, Lagwagon, Bad Religion and No Use For A Name, which can only be a good thing.
Bottler have stayed true to the punk rock tradition of DIY, most notably demonstrated by their well-received first release on Disconnect Disconnect Records, Smithereens (March 2014), which was recorded and edited via home studio(s). It has been said that the EP has ‘a distinctly London feel’ (Already Heard), with ‘witty lyrics sung to catchy melodies that will stick in your head and keep you awake all night’ (ThePunkSite.com). These normcore punkers are striving, with vigour, to encourage fans to sing along, throw fists in the air and passionately tap their feet.
Bottler’s latest EP – Rotten Routine – is an example of their collaborative songwriting, with songs written by all band members. This has provided a decent variety of songs, whilst maintaining the punk rock influence. It is due for release on Disconnect Disconnect Records in early September 2015.
FFO – The Lawrence Arms, Bad Religion, No Use For A Name, Millencolin, Descendents, All, Alkaline Trio, Consumed, 4ft Fingers, Vanilla Pod and Rancid.