These Frenchmen bring a melody driven sound on their second EP "Revenge". Fans of The Suburbs, Shockwaves, Rude Pride, Perkele, and Booze & Glory will like this album. What stands out to me and what I really like is even though the record is catchy it still has a 80's vibe to it. They got that by not over producing the record and just the right sonic touches.
All four songs are solid. "Past And Lies" has a dark pop hook in the chorus. "Revenge" kicks off with a classic guitar sound we all know! Great guitars drive this song, sounds like it could have come off a Cock Sparrer record. My favorite song is "Skinheads". This song stands above the rest and will be on many of a I pod mix for me. The song is simple and heartfelt, but has a driving rhythm that will get your boot stomping.
Another solid effort from this band. Oi! fans will for sure seek this EP out. Nineteen Eighty Four did not re-invent Oi!, they just play it very well.
For fans of: The Suburbs, The Business, Gimp Fist, Booze & Glory, Degeneration, Suede Razors, Rude Pride, Perkele, Shockwaves, and Cock Sparrer. 4 tracks!
- Past And Lies