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Year Released: 2005
Format: CD
Label: In At the Deep End
 
Reviewed by Tony Era on Jun 13, 2007
This is the best release yet from these guys, the production has been smartened up, the vocals are more varied and a lot stronger and the songs (most importantly) really cut it this time.

I liked the previous release and it gets a spin every now and then but this just takes the biscuit. In the year I was away I don't appear to have missed much in the UK melodic punk scene (apart from Shermer and an apparent new Milloy album?), so it is lovely to come back and know that this came out.

The songs vary from full screaming hardcore, traditional mid paced uk punk, Hot Water Music style dual vocals, really sweet little guitar twinkles and everything in between. I am so happy these guys found their feet and did such a class album full of anthemic choruses and drunken heartbreak fun.

The artwork is full, complete and awesome too, with lots of great black and red and sepia photographs. I know I've been out of the loop for a while but for me personally this is the UK punk release of the year, it's that good.

Obviously it is hard to convert new people to this sound and unfortunately I wouldn't say this band is the place to start, so if you know you already like this stuff get it immediately, if not get yourself a Broccoli album, the Hooton 3 Car discog, the Blocko EP and then buy this! I think Milloy finally have a challenger to the kings of UK melodic punk throne.

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