In the summer of 2002 I was surfing the Know Crap mailorder site(had a diffrent name back then) and stumbled upon a cool looking band named The Briefs. They had small snippets music for almost every record they sold. I clicked “New Shoes” who are on The Briefs first “Hit After Hit” LP and was hooked. I emailed Chris Brief(drums and vocals) and asked if they got any copys left of this 7inch and he told me he didn’t have a copy himself but if he found one he would send it to me. What a nice guy but he never found a copy. I found it later though.
I got hold of everything The Briefs: t-shirts, badges, stickers, records and was raving about them but no one in Sweden seemed to take notice. I was thinking to myself that these will get huge later on.
Here we are today and The Briefs have lost me. They’ve gone from great on “Hit After Hit” to mediocre with followers that sounds the same. Ehh punk? Right now I’m listening to Steal Your Heart the latest Briefs LP and there’s one good track on it. They used to sound so smart with their own flavour. Bitter? Yes, cause they used to be my favourite band for quiet a long time.