The album weighs in at just over 26 minutes. Not one of them is wasted. Attitude is Everything. Well, maybe. But it’s this reviewer’s opinion that the punk aesthetic certainly doesn’t suffer from being in the hands of musicians as thoughtful and skilled as these.
Really unique writing, a style that feels nostalgic alongside a certain air of newness that’s incredibly commendable & rare these days. Well worth escaping into at volume this season.
The band operate somewhere between the likes of Bad Religion & Papa Roach, but there’s a notably emotive, soulful core to their writing, and the sound has its own clear level of character.
What a rock sound to wake up to. CatEaters reignite the raw edge, passion and power of punk rock from the nineties era, with an album of originals that introduce their recognisable sound and songwriting in a powerful way.
Brilliant songwriting – it’s a pleasure to listen to such a hard-hitting contemporary band with so much vulnerability and realness at the heart of their work.
The mix is a little muddy, as befits the genre, but I like it – it feels retro, knowing and modern all at once, and the hooks are all very much in place. Strap yourselves in!
Energetically blending the nostalgia of nineties punk-pop with that of the Happy Gilmore glory days, Queensland’s Kid Fly kick into gear with a brilliantly well-crafted new single.
What we have here is a confident band whose confidence is well-founded – as it understands that dynamics keep a show interesting. Live albums can be tough to review, but this was easy – easy to get and easy to recommend. So do check it out.
Complexity combines with pile-driving power to root the song to the floor. The fact that the band switch effortlessly between pedal-to-the-metal and snatches of full-on syncopation makes Backsheepish an exhilarating, adrenalin-soaked listen.
It’ll hopefully be totally obvious that I thought this album was extraordinary. You’re very unlikely to have heard anything like this, and I actually can’t think of a better way to recommend that you should listen to it than just that.
From lyrical weirdness through uninhibited musical expression, Can’t Wait consistently keeps listeners engaged, often on their toes. Contrast is utilised brilliantly, droning moments of quiet desperation are juxtaposed by sudden passionate outbursts and increasing tempos.
A beautifully promising debut single, part of a week of impressive releases – they do say great music comes from times of great difficulty.