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Good Band Gone Rad!
on 15 June 2008
Well Kids In Glass Houses have definately caused a stir in the scene for 2 years now and ever since they have plagued us with the most addictive and boisterous pop songs written in a while! Their EP release 'E-pocalypse' got the attention they deserved and now they're back! With even more addictively catchy songs to blast out of your stereo! The whole album is very cheery and is one which puts a smile on your face from the moment you press play =]
The opener 'Fisticuffs' is a bold start to the album, the drums are upbeat and hit harder than ever and the guitar riff is catchy as hell......already from the opener your beginning to see what KIGH have to offer! 'Easy Tiger', 'Raise Hell' and 'Give Me What I Want' are familliar from their EP release and still don't loose their edge and will rope you in some more with their upbeat melodies and their monstrous choruses. They follow the same mantra for tracks like 'Good Boys Gone Rad' with the band chanting 'Its easy play D-E-A-D' like cheerleaders and 'Girls' which offers running bass lines and a bouncy uplifting guitar riff with uptempo vocals.
However, this in my opinion, is one of the main problems of this album, the overall sound is 'safe' even though the record itself shows they have potential as a band, the music at times can sound very similar and contrited. Also 'Easy Tiger', 'Raise Hell' and 'Give Me What I Want' also known as 'Me Me Me' making the cut for this album seems like Roadrunner are cashing in on KIGH previous efforts which is a shame really because it doesnt provide anything new for the fans to listen to, however this doesn't detract from the fact that this is a great record.
I mean feel good hits of summer on this album are probably from 'Saturday', 'Lovely Bones' and 'Dance All Night' and are probably the best tracks on the entire album for a simple reason. They are fantastically written pop songs and are the most infectious and feel good songs they have to offer which is what these bright-eyed welsh pop-rockers aim to do! Finally, the closer 'Church Tongue' is probably one my favourites on the album because of the brilliant lyrics, the addictively catchy tune and whats a closer without some 'Na Na Na Na's' to send you on your way!
Not a bad release if I say so myself, but its sure to be one of the most feel good summer anthems this year! And if you get the chance see these guys live! They're amazing! =D
Top Tracks: 'Dance All Night', 'Church Tongue', 'Lovely Bones'