Attention: all those punk bands out there who haven’t quite found that elusive catchy tune, please refer to this 7-track EP from Hitechjet, because this is absolutely incredible. Powerful, driving and bubbling with stirring kick-ass melodies it just fills me with so much excitement listening to it, and maybe an ounce of pride, that homegrown punk rock can be so darn good! It’s actually verging on the frustrating that this isn’t being spat out live in front of me, but then again it shouldn’t be long til it is.
The crackling punchiness of ‘The Score’ demonstrates their astounding talent through piercing, uplifting harmonies and a brash rhythm section that’s both raw and powerfully hard-hitting. But it’s their instantly memorable choruses that’re the biggest selling point here, building into a crescendo of Killerest Expression tunefulness that’ll be terrorising your senses for weeks after. Quite startling really, when you consider the many US bands milking the kids of their pocket money without even a sniff of a catchy tune and yet a UK act like Hitechjet – with more intelligent melodicism than you can shake a skateboard at – could potentially be their favourite new band.
Taking their cues from the UK punk scene Hitechjet have been around for barely a year, yet have honed their talents into a formidable punk rock outfit. This is the best release I’ve heard in a very long time. Well, since The Killerest Expression.
For fans of: **The Killerest Expression, Fireapple Red, Dag Nasty.
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