|You Had Me At Hello - 'Take It Off' (Self Released)|
|Written by Rob Watkins|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:00|
Rising UK pop-punksters You Had Me At Hello spit out their eagerly awaited 2012 debut EP, 'Take It Off', pitching highly infectious refrains and sturdy powerful punk rock, bringing their party to the pit this summer, pulling inspiration from artists both old and new including the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Funeral For A Friend, Green Day and most notably Blink 182 and The Offspring....
First single/video 'Diamonds & Pearls' kicks the album in with a highly intensive punk like beat swagger that should appeal to the musical youth of today with its big production - which should be noted was handled in California with The Army Of Freshmen at the helm - and chant-a-long outro and the jump jump, bounce bounce, punch the air, brightly lit attitude continues fervently onwards and upwards on 'Breathless'. 'Pull That Trigger' chugs it along in yet another swinging foot tapper of a tune, controlled and powered by the vocal bite of Dan Hyde and huge guitar pop tinged sound of Adam Doveston.
'Say It Ain't Much' has another hooky choral arrangement although, as we enter fifth track 'Kill The Catch', the musical similarities and chord progressions are becoming all too knowingly similar but still it should be uttered likeable at the same time.
This impressive debut EP is rounded off with 'Carry On Regardless', a tune that will possibly get the YHMAH pitsters bouncing and singing along throughout the summer and beyond at the guys' shows.