From Skopje in Macedonia comes Марко Крстевски – Marko Krstevsk – (Vocals), Александар Илиевски – Aleksandar Ilievsk – (Guitar), Стефан Ристовски – Stefan Ristovski – (Bass) and Кристијан Тодоров – Kristijan Todorov – (Drums) who make up the agit-rock band Mindless Violence.
There is an absolute purity in the spittle which sprays out of the speakers as Mindless Violence describe the realities of the world around. Subtly playing in the background is a sense of hope and even a sense of humour, one can’t help but be reminded of The UK Subs. A slight change in line-up over the three years of their existence sees the band remaining true to the sense of travel.
As with many bands I review from this part of the world, there is a scarcity of recorded material (though on this occasion two EPs spread over two years) which reflects on finances and availability of space. The iterations of Mindless Violence also bring to mind the bands from behind the Iron Curtain back in the late ’70s early ’80s who used to manage to smuggle their music out via Hamburg for onward distribution to the fans of new wave.
Whilst absolutely of today and the here and now Mindless Violence speak for generations of the disaffected going back in the mists of time and the stark sounds make this timeless and absolutely relevant.
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