The newest release, Wild Animal from Denver’s own Zipperz reminds us that Denver’s punk scene has no intention of fading slowing into the alleys of South Broadway. As a big fan of Flatfoot 56 and The Potato Pirates I decided to do some digging on the opening band before the show, Zipperz.. By the way the show kicked ass.
Track 1- Wild Animal
I have to admit I wasn’t prepared for the melodic yet hardcore throat punch I received from the opening track. Reminiscent of bands like Pegboy, and the older Mike McCooligan days of Dropkick Murphy’s this track’s drums alone will get your boots stompin. Do you want to punch a Nazi? This should be number 1 on your Fight The Alt Right Playlist!
Track 2- Damn Few
The Denver punk scene has always been about family and sticking together. Those friends and family are the “Damn Few”. A tune about banding together and protecting your own. I love the little guitar riff which seems to flawlessly lead through the song.
Track 3- Still Dangerous
This was actually the first track I came across on youtube. “Better watch your back when we’re in danger, better look forward cause we’re still dangerous, hearing those sounds will make you anxious”. I was instantly hooked. My first thought was, “Damn this is an awesome track”!
Track 4- That’s Right
A song about remaining optimistic in a time of struggle. Again another head bobbin, foot stomping tune.
In conclusion the only downside of the album is it’s a bit short. I realize it’s also the band’s first album and releasing an album is expensive. That’s the exact reason you should buy this album! I personally cannot wait for the next release and hope it has more Denver punk rock hidden beneath the Wild Animals! Pick up the new album here . Be sure to follow them on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/ZIPPERZ5280/#