Thursday, 14 May 2015
REVIEW: Blayne Flint - Angry, Young and Bored
'Angry, Young and Bored' is the first release from Yorkshire-based rockers Blayne Flint. Their debut EP is an awesome throwback to the 90s, taking influence from Pop-Punk giants such as Green Day and Blink-182. All 5 tracks sound exactly as Punk should - 3 lads just plugging in and playing, no over production, just guitar, bass, drums and vocals. As clear as it is that this is tribute from the 1990s Punk scene, it isn't just a band doing a Blink-182 impression. Frontman Myles Doran's vocals aren't just someone doing their best Tom Delonge voice - he sings in his native Yorkshire accent, which is welcomed in a band like this where the scene is dominated by Englishmen whining with a heavy American twang. Blayne Flint's sound also contains elements of bands such as Weezer, and even alt-rock legends Pixies.
Each track is a short burst of raw punk energy, each one having tinges of different punk bands - the opening riff from 'Major Charles' sounds like it's taken straight from a Sum 41 track; 'Oh Huhne, You Set Me Off' sounds like an early Green Day song - but the highlight is the track four, 'Virtuoso'. This track has a contagious chorus that you find yourself humming constantly throughout the day.
Overall, 'Angry, Young and Bored' is a great debut from the Yorkshireman, filled with catchy choruses and great feel-good Punk songs, and anyone who was a fan of Pop-Punk as a teen will definitely love it.
Stream 'Angry, Young and Bored' below: