Razor Wires And Neon Lights

by bankrupt



Bankrupt proved an apt moniker for Hungary’s most unique punk rock band. With the country celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Iron Curtain’s demise teetering at the edge of bankruptcy, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting soundtrack than Razor Wires And Neon Lights, the band’s 5th release.
“Wave Of Bankruptcy” kicks the door in with some unrelenting crisis rocknroll, to be followed by a punkabilly postcard from a hopeless place, “Agony Bay”. The ’77-style punk rock of “Parallel Worlds” was inspired by disappointment over the East-West division’s survival even 2 decades after the fall of communism in Europe. The uptempo “Lonesome Trains” is a snapshot of the Dec 2008 Hungarian railway strike, where thousands of people were unable to join their families for Christmas due to no means of transport. Leaving politics aside, the last third of the EP starts with “No Surrender” a bittersweet pop-punk tune about not giving up your rockandroll dreams. “Independent Girl” is a beefed-up re-recorded version of an old favorite from Bankrupt’s 2000 debut album, Listen, which leaves you asking for more.
Lyrically more mature, soundwise more versatile, Razor Wires and Neon Lights is more than a worthy follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Rocket To Riot City.


released May 8, 2009



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bankrupt Budapest, Hungary

We’re Bankrupt from Budapest, Hungary. We’ve been around for 24 years.

We have a background in melodic punk rock, but over the years our sound has evolved into a unique blend of punk, indie, surf, reggae and hip hop.

Present day bands that we can relate to include Rat Boy, FIDLAR, White Reaper, Teenage Bottlerocket and the Interrupters.
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