Monday, 14 June 2010
Watching RX Bandits tear up Camden's Underworld the other week got me to pondering why there are so few bands on either side of the Atlantic who have emulated their big win formula of massive riffs, intricate technicality, and contagiously melodic choruses with an underlying reggae/ska vibe. OK so maybe that's a tad more specific that it initially sounded in my head, but as if by fate the next day's blog binge took me to the pages of Punktastic.com, who are currently streaming Guildford 4-piece Overthrow's extremely promising new 6 track EP A Ghost In The Machine. And yup, they've only gone and nailed it.
Previous tours with the likes of The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Sonic Boom Six would suggest more of a Skacore leaning, but their sound base is so much broader than that, and suggests they'd be equally content mixing it up with the best of Punk, Ska, or Indie. I've included a couple of choice tracks from AGITM, but if that's not enough for you then head to lads' Bandcamp page to download the whole EP for nought.
Overthrow - By Night We Escape
Overthrow - Rick Stein Is Addicted To Mobile Discos