As we reel in horror at the latest Oasis LP, stir a thought for the Young Offenders Institute. Brought up on biscuits and copies of 'Definitely Maybe', this their first single, manages to capture the spirit of Oasis circa 1993 more than the same said band have done for a long, long time.
Is this an Oasis pastiche? Probably not - I don't think Young Offenders are actually that clever. Instead it's a heart felt outpouring of youth, joy and hunger. It's probably the most infectious rock song you'll hear this side of the summer.
It's also incredibly cheesy and owes much to the absurd kitchen sink lyricisms of Gallagher snr. Fuck it, it _is_ an Oasis song. But it's also better than any that's been released on Big Brother records...
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