A horrible hack



Year Released: 2009
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by Joe Callaghan on Jun 25, 2009
So, this appears to be a release without a label, yet itís still nicely packaged in a very attractively illustrated ďdigipakĒ as they are called now. If financed off their own back, then that is a most commendable feat. If not, then I wonít take that credit away from them as effort and attention to detail has been taken somewhere along the way. So, this is radio rock - or at least the state of radio rock in the 21st century. You know what I mean. Guitar boy bands and the like. I canít fault this though. Itís absurdly tight and boasts the kind of conventional song writing youíd expect to hear on, well... the radio! High pitched vibrato vocals and note perfect falsetto harmonies over the top of anthemic mid paced pop-punk inspired rock instrumentation. Major keys, massive riffs, more hooks than a boat full of pirates. It has it all. Itís all a bit to sugar-sweet for my tastes, but itís clearly a strong starting point for any band wanting to Ďmake ití, as it displays obvious competency for writing pop songs that appeal to those who just want sugar-sweet pop songs. If theyíre not playing live sets between the OC and Popworld on T4 Sundays within the next 3 years, then Iíll Ė well... I donít know what Iíll do. But something will be a bit wrong.

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