After five years of struggle, UPS! (Against the System!) has released their debut album which translated means “Evolution of the Transition” written, performed and recorded in their hometown of Novi Sad at “Socijala Studios”.
UPS! is Punk Outlaw Records’ first band signed from outside of the Americas and hails from the punk hotbed of Eastern Europe. An angry, cutting release, “The Evolution of the Transition” features 10 songs that rail against government corruption and mistrust in a way that can only be described as angry and authentic.
UPS! influences include Pennywise, Rancid, Bad Religion, NoFX and Bouncing Souls, as well as local bands Atheist Rap, Dza ili Bu, Goblini, etc. Their trademark sound is speed combined with melody and powerful vocals.
The music on the album is the work of the entire band and the lyrics were written by singer and bassist Mandow, except the song “A Punk Story” which was written by Nemanja Tomovic – Tom, who also performed as a guest on the song “Stanje sjebanih iluzija” (State FxxUp Illusion) and is a member of the popular Serbian band Atheist Rap.