Excellent band from the UK with dual male/female vocals. The Violators were signed to No Future, one of the bigger punk labels of the time, and made their first appearance on the Coutry Fit For Heroes compilation with two tracks Die With Dignity, an atmospheric featuring the melodic vocals of co vocalist Helen, and Government Stinks, a thrashier song featuring the growled vocals of band mainman Shaun “Cess” Stiles. This mixing and matching of male and female vocals, and of the more tuneful elements of punk with the more aggressive sounds gave them the potential to reach a wider audience than some of their peers.
This is their fourth 7″ that came out in 1983 and is a bit darker than their debut.
They remind me at times of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Swedish press! soc. VG+/VG+