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My Army EP by The Sunshine Underground

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Reviewed on 1st October 2004.


My Army EP

By The Sunshine Underground

Well, *insert expletive here* me! I'm in love, or something... yes, I want to join their army, I even want a badge and everything.

Firstly, The Sunshine Underground have a name that says it all - their hot-blooded squall is a strangled laser-beam of light slicing through many a gritty, mucky, concrete venue. Vocals hit peaks you would never have thought possible without the infliction of grievous bodily harm or downing a quart of hydrochloric acid.

'Commercial Breakdown' thrusts together guitars writhing with life and a drum onslaught that's enough to drill a tunnel to the centre of the earth. Then the singer, well... he starts to sing, and my oh my, is it good. Especially when he obstinately declares "You're never gonna get me..." In fact, words escape me really. As soon as the neighbours venture off on holiday I'm gonna blast this out on the highest possible volume so that they come running back home in a state of realisation that Leeds produces some of the Coolest Stuff Ever.

Second track 'My Army' is forgettable but 'Let Me Know' ups the ante once more with its leering, threatening intonations. Yum. The wah-wah outro is unnecessary, but I'm really not gonna complain here... tell me more, tell me more!



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On 5th October 2004 at 19:30 Anonymous 2833 wrote...

Jesus Christ, you sound positively impressed, they sound, well pretty kick ass really.


On 6th October 2004 at 10:36 Anonymous 251 wrote...

They are kick ass. I can vouch for them personally.


On 6th October 2004 at 11:24 Anonymous 2648 wrote...

I am not Bradders From The Block, I am whiskas. And this demo / EP is mint. Hi



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