Saturday, 13 February 2010

Secret Rivals - What Fists Are For EP Demo

Secret Rivals are a Reading based Indie / Pop / Punk band band whom have just released their debut Ep/Demo digitally. They count help she can't swim - pixies - hot hot heat - los campesinos - sonic youth - blood red shoes - you say party we say die amongst their influences. What fists are for is a three track Ep demo with middle track 'Afraid of the Dark' being the one that stands out to me. Its got a nice melodic poppy feel and the male / female vocal exchanges work really well. Generally the bands sound is a bit of a mess, pretty much sounding like a domestic argument on cd, but that's part of the appeal of these guys. You get a frantic frenzy of energy and melodies, These guys are the main reason why its fun to start a band in the first place. Interested to hear more.

Rating 7/10

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