New Lawrence Arms record is ‘really great’

The new record from US punks the Lawrence Arms is “really great” according to band member Brendan Kelly.

Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, Brendan said that the new record, ‘Apathy and Exhaustion, was in his opinion, the best Lawrence Arms record yet.

Brendan said about the album, which is due to hit stores in February: “It’s my favourite album that i’ve ever been a part of. We went in and just did what we always do, and I think for some reason it just turned out really great.”

Brendan also said that whilst a tour of the UK is not on the agenda for 2002, he would “love” to come back and visit with the band.

To read about the band’s adventures with transvestites and their love of New Found Glory, read the full length interview on our articles page.

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.