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KYS now presents “Set The Score”, in the style of American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman.
“Do you like Set The Score? Their early work was good but a little too generic for me, but when ‘Render Me Useless’ came out in 2015, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. That whole EP has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of raw emotion that really gave the songs a big boost. The band has often been compared to Neck Deep, but I think that Set The Score has a far more potent, raw sense of emotion.”
[Goes into the bathroom, retrieves axe, khaki shorts and a shitty flannel].
“Why are your copies of Blunt and Rock Sound all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something? [Laughs]”
“Is that a flannie?”
“Yes, it is! Now, in 2016, Set The Score released this new five-track EP, ‘Where We Sit’, and is easily their most mature and accomplished release to date. I think their undisputed masterpiece is the hard-hitting ‘Worthless‘, a song so catchy most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about overcoming self-doubt, and the importance of determination and loving one’s self, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself.”
[Raises axe above head]
“Hey, readers! TRY FINDING A BETTER POP-PUNK BAND AFTER HEARING THIS EP, YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARDS! YOU. FUCKING. BASTARDS!”
[Sits down on the couch and smokes a cigar in silence].
Well… that was really something, aye? If this writer’s channeling of Christian Bale’s brilliant portrayal of deep narcissism and psychopathy for this review didn’t make you want to go check this EP out then we’ll spell it out clearer for you: Set The Score’s ‘Where We Sit’ is just fantastic. All of these five songs are truly great songs, whether you look at them as a whole package or just by their individual merits. From the fast and punchy ‘Bottleneck’ to the heartbreaking tale of domestic abuse in ‘Brave Face’ – it’s all quality stuff throughout. And considering that this release is only five dollarydoos, you would be an absolute fool to pass up ‘Where We Sit’.
Set The Score really are in a league of their fucking own.
3. The Back Room
4. Brave Face
5. Unfamiliar Faces