Five O'Clock Heroes - Run To Her (Glaze)
By Steve Rudd
Release Date: 21st March 05
This is the second single from the band's Bend To The Breaks debut album, and
by the sound of it this quartet is certainly one to watch out for.
Two of the members are British and the other two are native New Yorkers, so there
is an exhilarating melting pot of rock 'n' roll influences going down in their music.
Oh yes - Run To Her definitely has the air of The Strokes' music packed tight in there to stunning effect.
Already these Five O'Clock Heroes have hit the road with well-known outfits
The Bravery and Stellastar, but they've also spared time to tour some of the
UK with Hull's very own rock 'n' roll rascals The Paddingtons too.
Run To Her is a fabulous slice of spirited rock 'n' roll and will appeal to
fans of bands such as The Black Velvets, with Antony Ellis leading the pack on
the snarling and heartily husky vocals front, while Elliot Thompson - on guitar -
helps to ensure the strong melody never wavers.
The single's b-side in Turn It Up is just as cool, and somehow manages to remind of
the music of Talking Heads, given the fact that is so catchy and pop-inspired.
You can even hear the ghost of Tom Petty knocking around, given the strength of the melody,
which makes you want to run right on into the embrace of the Five O'Clock Heroes all the more.
So get on your starter's orders now, and sprint as fast as you can in this awesome band's direction.
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