Emo! It’s flavour of the moment and utterly inescapable. They’ll batter you with their skateboards if you label them like this but one thing’s for sure; those kids with the black rimmed glasses and asymmetric lip-piercings sure are onto a winner! And with a suitably emo title to their undeniably emo new EP, ‘Surrender Is Not An Option’, Scunthorpe post-punkers, Shuriken are here to shake the scene and give the big-wigs a run for their money.
First thoughts? Saves The Day. This Girl fronted by some guy with a high-pitched bratty voice or Funeral For A Friend gone pop. You know basically what you’re getting and you also know that you’re either an emo kid through-and-through or you’re sick of the whiney bastards and wish they’d all die.
Meanwhile, I’m still clinging firmly to the fence, singing along to five energetic, irresistible tunes and a funked up, low-fat version of grease-meister Ricky Martins’ hit, ‘Vida Loca’. I’m feeling almost certain that I’ve heard the entirety of this CD from various sources before, but then, I’m not especially caring – just ‘cause it’s good!
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