Leipzig / Deutschland

Midnight Crisis s/t EP
500 Ex. (April 2014)
300 Ex. (Februar 2015)

Maximum Rockn'Roll:
I went to Leipzig, Germany once and went to a show that was in this super bombed-out, post-apocalyptic abandoned communist housing-project. They had shows on the bottom floor, a kitchen and housing around the middle, and one of the best record stores I’ve ever been ti towards the top. The show was great and it was one of the most punk-positive affirming moments in my life. Midnight Crisis is from Leipzig and this EP makes me feel giddy in the same way as that trip. Despite their hometown they sing in Finnish (they share a vocalist with Her├Ątys) and their whole sound is drenched in early 80s Finnish hardcore filth with a hint of Oi! in parts. The lyrics are translated into English, making it a little more accessible. The artwork looks like how I remember Leipzig, and the liners are filled with every punk doodle you could ever want. If you like fun and early 80s Finnish hardcore then this is something that you don’t want to miss.