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THE STRAYS – ‘Never Tweet Your Heroes’ EP Review

THE STRAYS – Never Tweet Your Heroes

The StraysThe Strays have just released their brand-new EP Never Tweet Your Heroes’ (good title that!) Since releasing the excellent Explicit Content back in July, they have giggled relentlessly culminating with a massive New Year’s Eve headlining show with two sets at two venues in the town of Heanor in Derby.

The EP was released on Boxing Day and opens with the ironic commentary on the state of the NHS with Don’t Get Sick. With a hint to the Sleaford Mods and even a nod towards Prince, the keyboard driven track is a barnstorming electronica meets punk effort.

The 98 seconds of No Solution open with a clip from a movie and then catapults into a faster song dripping with nihilism with and Art brut style vocal delivery. It is a sharp jab to the ribs and finds the Stray brothers on fine form. Next up is the much longer (almost four minutes) Gone In The Head full of catchy rhythm, spoken/sung lyrics. For the elder reader, think Tubeway Army meets the UK Subs!

The penultimate track of the five, Pay Per View opens with some Asian spoken word and then develops into a spiraling keyboard punctuated with a sharp rhythm and melodic vocal. The track bounces along and is sure to get your head nodding – we loved it!

The EP concludes with Milk And Honey where the boys introduce a slower pace dominated by a great hook and vocal delivery dripping with pathos. I have to admit that we are a little bit partial to The Strays here at Punk Online but we encourage you judge for yourselves!

Check out Never Tweet Your Heroes EP by The Strays here: https://thestraysofficial.bandcamp.com/album/never-tweet-your-heroes

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