Following Keane’s recent success, Northampton’s Atlantic Dash are Fierce Panda’s new, bright hopes.
It is immediately obvious that Atlantic Dash are a more muscular affair than their lightweight pop cousins. Lead track ‘Leave Them All Behind’ packs a crunching guitar riff but is underpinned with a pop sensibility, thanks to a string of nagging ‘yeah yeah yeahs’ which will no doubt begin to seep into the public consciousness.
‘What Is New?’ rounds off this limited edition vinyl only double A-side. It starts off wistful and somewhat lackluster but then begins to kick in, fighting to attain Verve-style greatness. It doesn’t quite get there but it’s still one hell of an effort.
It is a promising start and suggests Atlantic Dash’s forthcoming debut mini album ‘Human Error’ is going to be a real treat. Could it be that Fierce Panda have backed another winner?
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