The debut album from these guys, was a favourite of mine, as I loved their energy and devil may care attitude. They’re a rock/punk crossover band primarily, but pigeonholing them is unfair, as they’ve got a lot more going for them than that. They’ve got bags of attitude, and a fun loving side, which makes for some quirky moments throughout their music.
Save The Nation is another very strong album too, with some politically charged lyrics, and crunching guitars, and vocals with some serious angst in places. This is a slightly more serious album than their last one, and I think that’s a good thing, as they could have been dismissed as a novelty band if they continued too much into the humorous approach. No, this time around they’ve gone along a slightly different path, but for those who liked the humour on We Are The Royal will find enough here to keep them happy.
Musically, they are again very good, and the songs are short, snappy, punchy and extremely infectious. Before long you’ll find yourself singing along to pretty much every song on the album, and the choruses demand that you do. You won’t be able to help yourself, believe me. What’s more, it’ll get you bouncing around like a lunatic, and in a great mood. Although the songs are a little more serious in content, they’re still fairly lighthearted in execution. It makes for an interesting mix of sounds, and it makes you think. What’s more, it’s done so well, that you can’t help but admire their obvious talent.
What sets these guys apart though, is the fact that they’re running in the opposite direction to everyone else. They stand out because they dare to be different. They push the boundaries of modern rock music ever wider, and challenge what you think about what might be acceptable in the genre. These guys are a breath of fresh air, they’re original which is difficult in this day and age, and they have enough tenacity to keep going, because they’re doing whatever the Hell they want.