More Than A Game Of Cat And Mouse
It's been quite a year for Missouri's Radkey. Having already played at this year's Download festival as well as making a huge impression at SXSW, the band which is made up of three teenaged brothers, have also released their debut EP, Cat And Mouse, a little taster, if you like, of just what these lads have to offer. Be prepared to be teased, if these five songs are anything to go by Radkey are a band you will be desperate to hear more from.
With riffs that pulsate and drive themselves down into your very core, Radkey certainly know how to hit you with all the quality rock punches. With incessant driving rock n roll that grabs you by the throat and forces you to come along for the ride regardless, Radkey hold nothing back in their pursuit of unleashing their music on you. Lead track and debut single, Cat And Mouse tantalises and haunts in equal measure as pummelling punk goes hand in hand with the bluesy rush akin to Queens Of The Stone Age. It's a combination that doesn't usually go but somehow the Missouri trio have made it work Cat And Mouse will undoubtedly excite and ignite your curiosity. Out Here In My Head and Pretty Things finds the band upping the punk ante with the latter giving more than a gentle nod to The Ramones as riffs and beats collide at breakneck speed to great effect leaving Red Letter to ensnare all with a dirty, pounding bass line before the catchiness of N.I.G.G.A (not ok) to round things off with a duel attack of infectious riffs and beats that will definitely have toes tapping and heads banging along.
It may have already been a hectic few months for the Missouri brothers but if this EP is anything to go by, 2013 could just be the year that sees Radkey propelled onto the next level.