The best thing about the four-piece, a quarter of a century into their musical careers, is their consistency of quality: they’re nine top-notch albums in with no signs of slowing down. Trouble Maker builds on the band’s well-laid foundations: their blue collar attitude, and frontman Tim Armstrong’s gravelly growl. Ghost Of A Chance bounces along appropriately, Street Punk Trouble Maker will have you looking for your closest mosh pit and Say Goodbye To Our Heroes is a solemn obituary. By always sticking to the punk roots that have inspired so many bands, Rancid continue to brandish the torch-lit traditions and sprit of an early punk era that seems almost forgotten.
Trouble Maker is out June 9 via Epitaph.