I am running a bit late with this one, but better late than never. Speedway is a relatively new youth crew hardcore group hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, and this is, what I firmly believe, their debut 7” recording. The group consists of Adam Hagerum (Blood Sermon and Wayside), Anton Larsson (Existence and Time To Heal), Emil Ulvede (Lifeblind and Neighborhood), Jens Karlsson (Blood Sermon, Wayside and Time To Heal), and Gabriel Bhatia (Careless, Dagdrömmarna, Det Är Därför Vi Bygger Städer, Mystery Language, No Omega, and Time To Heal). As you can see, Speedway includes experienced musicians who’re active on the underground scene for years. Therefore, there’s no wonder why Speedway appears as a powerful youth crew unit that demonstrates enormous dosages of power since its beginnings.
debut 7” record includes seven vigorous hardcore compositions that are entirely paying homage to golden years for youth crew music. No matter if we’re talking about the late eighties or we’re exploring the same scene a decade after, Speedway has something to offer to each fan of this subgenre. The band encompasses all the best affinities of youth crew hardcore by merging fast-paced rhythmical acrobatics with equally fast recognizable riffages, which are so specific for this particular genre. What’s especially great about Speedway is their sense for songwriting and composing. You may recognize how New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle scenes affected their songwriting. Nevertheless, the group focuses more on a youth crew as a global phenomenon that positively affected thousands throughout the years. Therefore, Speedway entirely draws inspiration from each aspect of this specific subculture.
If you’re looking out for closer comparison, Speedway sound similar to the groups such as Carry On, The First Step, Ten Yard Fight, Better Than A Thousand, Champion, Betrayed, Mindset, but you’ll get the idea of how Speedway are articulating in their special way as you dig deeper into their music. There’s something about their music that keeps them fresh and unique in some distinctive ear-appealing manner, so you will solely enjoy this debut material in its entirety. This self-titled debut comes in half green-half purple variant (sold out) and clear purple 7” record. Head over to
Triple B Records or Svensk Hardcorekultur for more detailed information about ordering.