Biertoifel – Unsere Strassen, Unsere Lieder
Formed in 2015, (Die) Biertoifel first appeared on the fourth volume of the “Skins & Punx Action Tour” compilation-series a year later and that was it... until now! Because exactly five years to the day the band was formed (give or take), this beer loving quartet can now finally present their debut release for Laketown Records!
Released on both CD and LP, Biertoifel’s first own release is titled “Unsere Strasse, Unsere Lieder”, features 14 songs total and has a very royal play-time of nearly 52 minutes. To say this is a lot is an understatement and no matter how good a record is, it’s always a tough one for me personally to keep my attention the whole way down – but that’s just me.
Yet this is also the reason this write-up took a bit longer than usual, this while there is nothing wrong with this record musically. Biertoifel’s sound is strong, melodic and full of sing-alongs, mixing Krawallbrüder up with a hefty dose of Hardsell, resulting into a powerful debut LP with hits like “Aussenseiter”, “Derbyzeit”, title-track “Unsere Strassen Unsere Lieder”, “100% Hass”, “Besser Besoffen” and “Street-Punk Skinhead Crew”.
Maybe I would have chosen to do ten songs total and save some songs for a single or an EP, but I would have definitely chosen some different cover artwork to go with this release – like the drawing of the beer devil (in case you were wondering wat Biertoifel means) on the back. But other than that, if you like that typical German streetpunk/Oi! sound labels like KB and Sunny Bastards release(d), you will have absolutely no trouble getting into the punkrock hooligans of Biertoifel as well! Drink beer and turn up the volume!