|Silverjet - 'Push Kick Bravado' (Kerosine Records)|
|Written by Ross Welford|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 04:00|
They want to be Buckcherry or latter day Papa Roach but, realisically, Silverjet are not that dirty - certainly not enough to compete with the big boys, but there is enough here to suggest that they can more than hold their own. With swagger aplenty, they slip into the rock 'n' roll with ease and their North England roots are not quite so easy to see as you'd think.
'Dead Romance' kicks it all off and it's Buckcherry-esque whilst retaining a slight blues edge - think The Quireboys having lunch at the Whiskey whilst watching Pretty Boy Floyd (stranger things have happened). 'End Of The Day' starts off sounding uncannily like the Smashing Pumpkins song 'Tonight' before developing into a mellow, building song that displays that they're not just full-out rock. 'Enemy' chugs out of the gates with a more twisted sleaze guitar sound but once more they take the foot off the gas before they get too loose and hard. 'Machine' is undoubtably my favourite track on here; it's more throttle, less care and the head nodding approval rating gets higher with every lick. 'Top Side' and 'Red Alert' both fall into this catagory and it does seem as though they play better on the more high tempo songs. 'What It Takes' is another song that does the trick - it's not the most original but then this genre isn't exactly known for pushing back the boundaries.