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Reviewed on 7th August 2009.


One More Ride

By Wall Street Riots

Following on from the success of their debut EP, London-based Wall Street Riots release punk party track 'One More Ride.' Taking the enthusiasm and energy of pop-punk as their starting point, Wall Street Riots then pack in the shunting riffs, twitching vocals and bass-heavy grooves, to create something that's more innovative and individual than your usual pop-punk fair.

Frontman Charlie Cosser's twitchy vocals will have the chorus wedged firmly in your head following the very first listen - and that's before you factor in the bouncing drumbeats and the surge of groovy bass lines and "dah-dah-dah" vocals that dominate the tail-end of the chorus. Resistance really is futile.

Wall Street Riots temper this potentially irritating catchiness, with funky, stop-start verses. The shunting nature of the verses gives 'One More Ride' more substance and originality than your average pop-punk song, meaning this isn't an enjoyable, one-shot listen. 'One More Ride' is a rabble-raising party track you'll want to play time and time again.

This release is supported by a remix by LostProphets' Ian Watkins, under his L'Amour La Morgue side project. It's a surprisingly electro interpretation of 'One More Ride,' with the original music replaced by a puttering backing beat, hand clapping effects and screeching synths, intercepted by blasts of ferociously driving electro beats and throbbing bass. While the heavier sections hit the heavy electro-rock spot, the long lags inbetween are too barebones, and consequently feel like a stripped-down version of 'One More Ride,' with a few beeps thrown in.

L'Amour La Morgue's 'Pure Filth Edition' remix is one you can live without, but the A-side is character-packed pop-punk that doesn't always take the obvious route to achieve its once-heard-never-forgotten catchiness.



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