Sunday, 10 September 2017
Hello Bear - Do You Want Ants... Because That's How You Get Ants!
Norwich quartet Hello Bear's mini album is a splendid 7 track affair. Although still leaning towards Pop Punk, there's tons of influences to make it far from ordinary. Although many will hear Weezer here, it's not quite that.
Do You Want Ants? is a far more English take on the genre and so the emphasis is more on Pop. Strength Is Not Your Strength gets Glam Rock like at time, almost call call and response. Manuka Honey has a clever dual vocal.
There's also a cleverness in the lyrics that isn't always noted when listening to the riffs and you also feel that the Power Pop is fighting to get out. The album is at it's best on Afternoons Delight which is a bit like The Feeling on Speed. More of this jauntiness promises much for the future.
You can listen to and buy the album here.