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4.0 out of 5 stars
The new Vaccines/Strokes, 20 Jan. 2012
Bought this after seeing them on the last NME tour supporting the Vaccines and Frankie & The Heartstrings.
This was a perfect billing given the similarities between Howler and the Vaccines. Both produce good quality guitar music, some short but well crafted rock songs that can be sung along to.
They have appeared in numerous "hot for 2012" lists and there is no doubt they will be wowing the festival crowds this year. NME gave the album a solid 8/10 and I would not disagree with this.
If you cast your mind back a little further it would not be harsh to compare them to the Strokes but only time will tell whether they are able to produce several top quality albums as well!
"Told you once" is probably the most well know track and it would be fair to say that if you enjoy that this will be a fairly safe purchase for you with several more similar tracks that are likely be released during the course of the year as singles.