Tim: This seven-piece band describe themselves as “theatrical punk”, or to be more specific, they “fuse punk, rock, pop and musical theatre into a seamless, high-energy blend of genres”, all with “an outrageous desire to entertain”. Interested?
Tom: I have friends who are deep, deep fans of this band, but I’ve never heard the music myself. Time to dive in.
Tim: And I do LOVE a creative video. Why would anybody want a dull shot of a band playing when you can have a knight invading a castle to rescue a princess who has a magical baby that can conjure up some weird energy beam to defeat a dragon? There is basically no part of that description that isn’t brilliant, and while it’s not quite as epic as some of my favourite videos it’s not far off – certainly reminiscent of Little Talk, in story if nothing else.
Tom: Also, well done for doing actual proper stop-motion there, and doing it well; that’s probably more time-consuming than just filming an actual video, and it looks properly charming.
Tim: Basically: wonderful video, and the music’s pretty good as well, now I come to mention it.
Tom: Great voice, great guitar riffs — and some old-school drum fills and slightly off-beat stuff here. It’s like taking the 80s aesthetic of guitars and synthesisers, and updating it to today without tying it down with all the kitsch and retro associations. Every part of this is spot on.
Tim: And I can’t disagree with any of that.
Tom: Between this, and my friends’ love of this band, I suspect I might be listening to the rest of this album very soon.