Don't let the album pic put you off - you might think 'who are these 5 middle-aged fat blokes?!' but in 'Here We Stand' Cock Sparrer have put out some exceptionally good, tuneful punk rock - easily equalling (and in my view surpassing) their classic 'Shock Troops'.
Older & wiser, the band deal with themes covering missed opportunities, acceptance, a hint of nostalgia, injustice & staying true to your self no matter what. Outstanding tracks include 'Did you have a nice life...' 'True to yourself' & 'Better than this'.
Overall, the record is pretty upbeat & there's a nice line of humour in 'So Many things', another great song. The chant-a-thon 'Suicide Girls' rounds off a cracking punk rock listen. Highly recommended.