Thursday, 20 February 2014

Top 50 of 2013: No.47: Red City Radio - Titles (Paper + Plastik)



If doing this blog has done one thing it’s made me listen to more bands than ever before, and I was already listening to a lot, and the great thing about that is occasionally you come across some absolute gems. Red City Radio’s new album ‘Titles’ is one such gem, as soon as the chorus to opener ‘Two Notes Shy of an Octave’ hits, you know you’re on to a good thing, gruff barking vocals that would give Chuck Ragan a run for his money, however Red City Radio are no mere Hot Water copyists like so many bands seem to be trying to be these days, first off they actually have amazing songs which is what the copyists always lack, along with melodic sections and a whole heap of fun and energy. Every song on this album is crammed with either huge sing-along melodies or chant along anthems, it’s so rare to hear a new band where you love every song on the album, but Red City Radio have managed it, stand-out track ‘Don’t Be A Hero, Find a Friend’ shows everything that makes this band a crucial listen. I’ve also just found out their playing Santiago’s in Leeds on 16th May with Texan’s Perdition, get yourself down!!!!!

8.5/10

Buy here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Titles-Red-City-Radio/dp/B00H7GZJME/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392894187&sr=1-4&keywords=red+city+radio

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