Ticking All The Right Boxes
Following on from a barrage of Scottish indie guitar thrashers, Jack Butler are a pleasant breathe of fresh air. True, they still thrash the life out of their guitars, lacing cracking riffs with an unapologetic pop hook that unashamedly has you tapping fingers and feet along uncontrollably in minutes but there's also a charm and darkness that instantly grabs you by the scruff of the neck as you wake up to the Scottish quartet's charm.
Making its entrance with a wash of jangling guitars and a wave of infectious drum beats, 'Boy Vs Beast' opens similar to Razorlight's 'In The Morning' before Jack Butler lets go of the reins and allows the track to sweep in and have you dancing idiotically in minutes. Throw in some chanting choruses and a bass that thumps along brilliantly and the Scottish lads immediately have an irresistibly infectious song that even Gordon Brown would find hard not to dance along to.
B side, 'Surgery 1984' may initially slow things down before melting into an Editors like slice of introspective beauty. Appealing contagious, Jack Butler tick all the right boxes and are a band you should be getting excited about.