Hailing from Macedonia’s capital city, XAXAXA (written in the Cyrillic script, read as ‘HAHAHA’) is a fresh name in the regional underground scene featuring all the three male members of BERNAYS PROPAGANDA. On their first full-length comprising ten tracks, the trio hits our eardrums with their fast-paced, utterly melodic, and from time to time sentimental punk rock anthems, bringing to mind legends like Hüsker Dü, Dag Nasty, and Rites of Spring. The vocal delivery is full of grit, the lyrics in Macedonian piercing the listener with a thoughtful commentary on the possibilities for revolution in modern-day Europe. Even though you might not understand the language, the sincerity and heartfelt expression that pervade the tunes will make you feel as if each verse addresses you personally, no matter where you come from, what language do you speak, what color is your skin, and what do you believe in. The struggle is real, and we are all in it together.