CMU Approved

Approved: Bastions

By | Published on Tuesday 4 February 2014


Released last week through Holy Roar, hardcore quartet Bastions’ new EP, ‘Bedfellows: The Forgotten Daughter’, accompanies 2012’s ‘Bedfellows: The Bastard Son’. Together the two releases complete a narrative which explores mental health treatment past and present through the stories of two characters – the bastard son and forgotten daughter of the titles.

Combined with the fiercely delivered, razor pointed hardcore sound, which on the latest EP the band have really honed to a new level, it’s certainly one Bastions’ most engaging releases, and marks them out as leaders in the current hardcore scene.

The impressive level of research and detail covered across the nine songs on these two EPs, is outlined in this Punktastic interview with frontman Jamie Burne. Listen to ‘The Bastard Son’ in full here, and ‘The Forgotten Daughter’ here, or sample a single track, ‘Foreign Bodies’, here: