It’s not often that you will listen to the debut album from a band and immediately get excited about how they are going to progress with their next release. Every Stranger Looks Like You did that for me, and boy are they delivering.
I’d say about a third of the bands that land in my inbox have their names capitalised. I’m not sure if it is a genuine thing that most bands these days particularly spell their name in all caps, or if it is just a common choice in the way they type it for attention. Either way, this is another one of them, and to be honest, the name Powerpissed doesn’t need capitalising.
I didn’t think any bands had identified with the “Screamo” genre since it became an embarrassing tag about a decade ago, but Dooie Mus are using it to describe themselves. Needless to say, I was immediately drawn in.
Music can strike you in many different ways; for some it can be lyrics that are overly-relatable, others are catchy to the extent of becoming a musical addiction, but then there are albums like this that drive hooks into you in ways that you didn’t expect.
Disclaimer: I am not a fan of commercial rock music. That includes about 95% of the “artists” that you see on the likes of Kerrang!, playing arena shows, on major record labels and with the all important image which seems to be the sole selling point. In addition, I dislike all of the bands that try to sound like someone already famous in an attempt to gain popularity.