This CD is nearly ten years old now and that really blows my mind. Another gem that I managed to overlook for far too long, this three way split compiles one band from the UK (Skimmer) with two from Japan (Her Spectacles and Piece of Bread). All three bands are great and every song that each contributes is among their best.
Starting with Her Spectacles, they dish out three songs of melodic punk rock in the vein of of some of my very favorite bands like Three Minute Movie. In particular, the choppy guitar riffs of "Deception" really make the song stand out as one of my favorites that I've heard from these guys. As I had mentioned last time I reviewed something by them, there doesn't seem to be much that was released, but I definitely need to track down everything that was.
Next up we have three songs from Skimmer. The thing I love about Skimmer is they're just so damn consistent. You could play a Skimmer song from 1993 and one from 2020 and you're never going to confuse them with any other band. Their version of sugar fueled Mega City Four style UK punk rock is among my very favorite sounds in the world and the fact that they are still churning out songs like this all these years later just makes me smile.
Lastly we have Peace of Bread, a band I have become somewhat obsessed with over the last year or so. They combine punchy and melodic guitar riffs with complimentary boy/girl vocals in a way I haven't seen since the glory days of Cigaretteman. Ever single song I have heard by them is an absolute smash hit and "Signal of the Start" may be the best one I've heard so far. They are another band that I'm desperately trying to find as many records by as possible, so if you see any, let me know.
Her Spectacles / Skimmer / Piece of Bread - All The Time In The World - 3 Way Split: