Having formed in 2006 from members of Dopamine, Adequate Seven, and Pete’s Sake, Attack! Attack! is a band that has come a very long way since the early days of its coming together. The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 2008, the track ‘You and Me’ from the album was included on the popular video game Guitar Hero 5 in 2009, and in 2010 the band has now released its second studio album through Hassle Records. Attack! Attack!’s profile has quickly risen, and in ‘The Latest Fashion’ the band has now released an album which sends out a very strong message that you should definitely believe the hype that surrounds this Welsh rock band.
Starting with ‘Everyone Knows’, the band here begins as it means to go on with a powerful little rock track which sets the mood nicely for the rest of the album. Neil Starr’s vocals here come across incredibly well on record, the guitar work is strong, and there’s a real sense here that Attack! Attack! is a band with a huge amount to offer. Gentler moments are offered with tracks such as ‘Best Mistake’ and closing anthem ‘No Tomorrow’, when it wants to the band can really hit hard with its music however, and you therefore find on this release a number of high energy, fantastic fun rock tracks.
Attack! Attack! is a band that is without doubt made up of very talented musicians; the band’s sound is tight, all four members clearly know what they’re doing when it comes to creating catchy rock, and we’re here treated to a very fine eleven track album offering. ‘Blood On My Hands’ and ‘Latest Fashion’ are two very different tracks here; the first emphasising the bands gentler sound whilst the latter demonstrates their power, both tracks are fine examples of the creative excellence that this band is capable of however, and these are two tracks that are most definitely well worth listening to. All eleven songs included here deserve to be heard truth be told, there’s nothing here that doesn’t put a smile on the face and I’m sure that this is an album that will go down extremely well with many.
2010 could well be a big year for Attack! Attack!; ‘The Latest Fashion’ is likely to be the best album to come out of South Wales for a good while to come, and if you’re looking for a new rock record to listen to then you could definitely do a lot worse than picking up this one.
Label: Hassle Records
Release Date: September 27th 2010