After the acclaimed release of their debut single/EP ‘Decisions', Blitz Kids' flourishing career continues with their follow up; ‘Scavengers'.
The band's former release saw them described as having hints of "the powerful punch of Thursday" (Kerrang!), sounding like "Lostprophets massacring about seven different bands" (Punktastic.com) and significantly, as the type of band that will have you "headbanging, shaking your arse and singing along all in the same breath" (Rock Sound). It also saw them championed by XFM, Kerrang! Radio and Scuzz - who selected the band in their top acts to watch out for in 2010.
Step forward a few months and ‘Scavengers' proves they've lost absolutely none of those sentiments. Here's a release that continues to showcase their blurring of genres; splicing elements from all their alt-rock-indie-pop peers.
‘Scavengers' is an introspective and often self-reflective collection of songs representing their thoughts on growing up and today's youth culture. As vocalist Joe James aptly states; "...if we don't take advantage of it whilst we have it - we will scavenge for anything that reminds us of our youth". Blitz Kids' song-writing showcases the kind of seasoning that belies their young years with a focus on dynamics and infectious melodies. Lead track ‘Sell Yourself' is a song scrutinizing said youth culture and the nature of one of those infamous "nights out" - namely, selling yourself to the highest bidder... or in some cases, the only bidder.
‘Maybe We'll Die, Maybe We Won't' was inspired by scenes in Factory Girl in which a young Edie Sedgwick runs away with Bob Dylan, "...it's about finding that heart stopping connection with someone... and losing it" (Joe James) but far from all connotations being negative, ‘Answers In Monaco' is quick to provide a positive spin - have an open minded approach to life. Hell, what's the point in reading a book if you already know what happens at the end?
Having spent the back end of 2009 on tour with hotly tipped This City and The Xcerts, 2010 will see them stepping up a gear. The year's touring schedule has seen them complete numerous dates with Deaf Havana and Vagrant Record' So Many Dynamos, however, they're set to hit the road with Undergrooves feral rockers Exit International before an extensive string of dates in May on the Atticus Black Music Tour.