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Reviewed on 20th October 2015.


Ordinary Boys

By The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys are currently amidst a mammoth UK tour. They are due to hit Yorkshire's soil on the 16th November at The Hop in Wakefield promoting their new album, self-titled The Ordinary Boys.

Original members Preston on vocals, James Gregory on bass and Chuck Stanley on drums accompany new addition Louis Jones (ex-Spectrals) on guitar. Preston met Louis stage-diving at a Cribs gig and, "knew immediately that I wanted him to be my new best friend/collaborator." Since Preston's stint on Big Brother and a disappointing third album (in terms of sales) they are now back and bigger than ever. Preston has been building up his confidence working as a successful song writer for John Newman, Olly Murs and Example.

The album returns to their classic sounds but with more of an indie pop twist about it. The lead single 'Four Letter Word' starts with an instant catchy toe tapping beat. Your attention is grabbed with the cheery guitars which then contrast with the more serious lyrics. Racy guitars are present throughout the album and keep your toe tapping throughout the album. Panic Attack is clearly one that will be great to see live with its straightforward indie-rock singalong. Most of the tracks have a clear catchy beat and are easy to pick up if you fancy singing along.

The four lads clearly work well together, generating a smooth sound consistently. They are most definitely back to stay and well worth a watch to catch them in their element.

If you fancy a watch of Four Letter Word then catch it here and can get a taste of what is to come on the tour.



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