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The Shadowcops

Ready When You Are

February 27th, 2008 · post by jas · Make a comment

The Shadowcops talk about being ‘rock’ quite a lot in the bit of paper that came with this CD, but that’s not exactly strictly true. They sound somewhere between riff-heavy punk rock and just ‘rock’ to me.

Amongst their influences they cite The Wildhearts, Dead Kennedys, and The Living End and I think they give you a fairly good idea of what to expect. If you like a bit of all these bands, likelihood is you’ll like this five track EP.

I enjoy the chugging predictability of it until about a minute in on the first track and the guitars go a bit whiney which I don’t love so much, and this seems to be the pattern for most of the CD.

In ‘Green Light’ I can see what they were trying to do with the vocals but the levels of lead and back up means it just sounds a bit confusing to the ears. However, gang vocals on ‘My My, My Personal Ennui’ redresses the balance a bit.

These guys have put something pretty tight together here and if you’re into a bit of rock and roll in with your punk rock diet then I’d recommend giving them a listen.

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