The split 7″ is a winning concept, especially when both bands rock and are trying to outdo each other in writing the best songs. This Kimberley Steaks (Scotland) & No Matter (N.Ireland) split single is a bit like a Federer – Nadal matchup: Both play a different style, yet both hit hard and are evenly matched, making the audience the ultimate winners regardless of the outcome. To be sure, both bands play poppy punk rock, but The Kimberley Steaks sound like early Green Day, while No Matter sound more like a mix of The Copyrights and Teen Idols.
The single (out now through Brassneck Records) features 2 new songs from each band. The digital version includes 2 bonus tracks with each band covering a song by the other.