Last Year’s Fashion, a three-piece hailing from Harrow, are Busted for today’s more musically discerning teenagers.
This five track demo ‘From a Great Height’ mixes a variety of musical genres and tastes together; there are widdley-widdley solos, chunky guitar riffs and loud pounding drumming. One minute we have 70’s rock a go-go and next LYF sound like Three Colours Red from a few years back.
Both ‘Pictures in the Sky’ and ‘Lemonade’ point to Queens of the Stone Age, ‘From a Great Height’ is a mellowed out Green Day. ‘Over in Myself’ annoyingly reminds me of an American band I can’t put a name to, but at the same time it has elements of heavier Symposium with sneery vocals.
But this demo is nothing compared with the LYF live show. Live Last Year’s Fashion are loud and pack a punch to your already ringing ears. There is no rolling about on the floor but you are still mesmerised because all the songs sound a hundred times better than on the CD. At first I thought it all sounded a bit too much like Nirvana but as the set progressed so did their style and sound.
Definitely not last year’s sale stock but instead next year’s catwalk show.
9Melissa Harflett's Score