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METEOR FRIGHT – ‘Can You Help Me?’ EP Review

METEOR FRIGHT – Can You Help Me?

meteor-frightWith infl­uences from punk bands such as Green Day, The Sex Pistols and Ramones as well as alternative rock band The Pixies, Meteor Fright are a loud, fast, New York City punk rock band.

The band were formed in 2015 and are led by New Zealander, Paul Taite. Meteor Fright’s debut EP, Can You Help Me? opens with the title track, a song that has deep melody and hooks that catch you immediately. The female backing vocals add to the depth of the song – Meteor Fright can certainly write a song!

Nothin’ At All is dominated by the interplay of vocals dripping with melody and aggressive guitar power chords. There’s a slight Husker Du vibe (more Grant Hart than Bob Mould) to the five song EP.

The third song of the five, Evil Never Looked So Good is a stand out track on the EP with a ‘Green Day meets My Chemical Romance’ approach…some punk, some pop, some emo and some excellent delivery.

Pretty Close starts with a solo bass run and then hits the ground running delivering another power pop/punk song that has you wanting more. Out In The Rain completely changes the vibe to close the EP with female lead vocals pushing a more urgent sound – I was reminded of Paramore although more accessible and vital in approach.

All in all, a terrific debut EP from Meteor Fright that promises a great deal. Listen to it on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and here at their bandcamp page – https://meteorfright.bandcamp.com/releases