Simple really, four songs by four bands on one record in aid of the Sea Shepherd. As it goes all four bands rock which makes this a pretty simple issue. You need to get hold of this record.
The first track from ‘This Business is Closed’ starts the record nicely. The three piece from Norwich know how to write an good tune and set the bar high.
Next up is ‘Sammy’s Fatal Mistake’ who pick the tempo up with the more speedy of tunes on the record. I had never heard of SFM before but I’ll be making sure I get to see them live soon and if the energy in this tune carries across into their live set I’m sure they will be worth traveling for.
Third is Leagues Apart who have more than some music resemblances to Brighton’s ‘Break the Habit’ or ‘Spaynard’ which is no bad thing. Mighty sing-along-able pop punk, well written hooks and an all round catchy tube.
Last but certainly not least is London’s ‘Rooftops’. I have watched this band develop over the last few months and they just get better and better. The only criticism I have of this record is that the four bands sound fairy similar, gruff pop punk no doubt influenced by many a No Idea Records band. ‘Rooftops’ however are leading the charge in this genre right now. They take a well tested sound and make it their own. The chunky guitar riffs are considered down to every strike of the strings and the vocals are unique yet not out of place. I look forward to more from this band.
There are only 500 copies of this in print so you should beg, borrow, steal or preferably pay for (it is for a good cause after all) a copy. http://happydaysrecords.bigcartel.com/
“Throw the smelly butter!”