New wave, new sound
Though Lion On A Leash is House Cadet’s first album, the inventive power behind the mission is well-known within the punk scene. House Cadet is Matt Hock (vocals) and Dave Walsh (guitar), each are higher identified with their band The Explosion, which they began in 1998. Of their press launch, the duo describes their new sound as completely different to The Explosion, however reasonably a mixture of new wave, Britpop and post-punk. Their album options different punk legends like Brian Baker from Unhealthy Faith and Mike Sneeringer from The Beloved Ones, simply to call just a few.
The album begins with “Without end For A Whereas.” The track was the primary one written by the duo and in addition the primary one to be launched. The thrilling track mixes fashionable sounds with some good outdated new wave vibes. The track radiates a constructive feeling which may even have the potential to make the listener’s day. The pure vitality of the track is a pleasure.
“Begin Operating Away” takes a special path. The track is harking back to bands like The Treatment, particularly with that sure form of melancholy within the sound in addition to the vocals. Whereas this track won’t have the huge quantity of vitality just like the earlier one, it’s nonetheless a track to rock out to. That is largely as a result of guitar solo in direction of the tip.
Now, “If Solely” is peak ‘80s new wave. From the very first word, there’s something intriguing about this monitor. This track might be made straight within the ‘80s. In “No Accident,” the synth is powerful, and it is a track that may match nice into the darkish rooms of a goth membership. It has the correct amount of darkness however with a glimmer of sunshine. The sunshine goes out with “Screaming For You,” particularly with strains like, “The enemy is on the within.” A line that captures the sensation of hysteria very properly.
“Unhealthy Luck” lifts the temper, with some 60/70 Britpop. The monitor nearly sounds prefer it escaped straight out of Mick Jagger’s thoughts. If somebody would confuse this track with a Rolling Stones track or possibly even an Iggy Pop one, they shouldn’t be blamed. This track actually channels that vitality masterfully. “Unhealthy Luck” is completely different from the opposite songs on the album; it comes as a whole (and welcomed) shock.
“Secure And Sound” reveals how nice storytelling works in music. The duo proves that the artwork of lyrics-writing isn’t misplaced. Due to “Lose Management,” the listener now is aware of why the album title is Lion On A Leash. Then the final track, “Slö,” reveals one final time how proficient the band actually is as a result of even with out many vocals or lyrics, this monitor isn’t boring or forgettable.
House Cadet is an interesting mission. Lion On A Leash is completely different from different albums. The vitality and love the duo has for his or her craft are vibrant and are mirrored of their music.