Music Monday: You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into…

Long title, average-length album, shorter-than-usual review, as it’s quarter-past midnight, and I need to be up before midday tomorrow. So, without further ado:

Does It Offend You, Yeah? – You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into…

Does It Offend You, Yeah? are an electronic-based band from Reading in the UK, with the focus being primarily on the music rather than the vocals, with hard-hitting synths left, right, and centre, along with a coupel of guitar-led tracks dotted around, which admittedly, are some of the poorer tracks on the album. It all kicks off with three fantastic tracks in a row, Battle Royale, With a Heavy Heart, and We Are Rockstars. Each song revolving around a frentic beat of pulsating bass and riff lines, and minimalist vocals.

Unfortunately, the album then takes a turn for the worse with Dawn of The Dead, which sounds like almost any other band you could expect to find on the NME Channel on Sky. It takes another song or two until things return to normal with Let’s Make Out, followed by yet another generic-song, Being Bad Feels Pretty Good. The final song, Epic Last Song also feels a little underwhelming given the title, and not in an ironic sense unfortunately.

Overall, the album is rather a mixed bag. There’s enough highlights to save it from being relegated to the ‘listen to it sometimes’ pile, but the band need to focus more heavily on the crunching beats to avoid being washed away in the post-Klaxons climate. Though, to be fair, you can’t say much wrong with a band that has song titled Attack of The 60ft Lesbian Octopus.

Song To Download: Battle Royale

Song To Skip Past: Dawn of The Dead

Overall: 6/10


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