From The Ground Up

by Fine Young Firecrackers

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Fine Young Firecrackers are one of the UK's best kept secrets. Coming from Liverpool, they write some of the best pop punk tunes you'll hear, with sheer catchyness throughout.

"The 4-song EP starts off with Sound Of Moving On, setting the scene with a short Indie-tinged riff before diving into the guts of the song. Delivering the type of vocals you'd expect to hear, the song serves as a great introduction to first-time listeners. Nostalgic is one of the many apt adjectives to describe this EP, as the second track (adequately named) We Grew Up Listening To Drive-Thru Bands also works as a description of the band's sound. Borrowing various traits from Drive-Thru's vast catalogue, such as New Found Glory, The Starting Line, and Finch, the song is an anthem for those with an unhealthy love for the label's timeless releases. The lyrics for the song itself can be portrayed as a heartfelt tribute to the legacy left behind, and the metaphorical torch carried on by today's bands. Often I believe that the selling point to a record lies in those parts you find popping into your head when you're off doing something completely different, and you feel obliged to play that song again - that's when the music really enters you. That part, for me, was the outro in Landslide, where the line these anchors won't drag us both down is repeated in such a compelling manner. Wrong Side Of Town is another upbeat track, which lyrically seems to deal with a sense of detachment and drifting away. As the song, and EP, come to an end, I find it quite easy to start over, though parts of the songs were at times somewhat difficult to tell apart from each other.

Overall, the EP is a solid record, with the kind of sound guaranteed to be appreciated by Pop Punk lovers of all sorts."



released October 7, 2011

Adam Campbell - Vocals
Craig McVeigh - Guitar
Carl Birtles - Guitar
Harry Ives - Bass
Conor O'Hare - Drums



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