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Teletext Review 'Backlash Cop'

'Whatever style they take on, it’s assimilated with a breakneck intensity' - 7/10

Forever on tour, the Irish quartet have taken four years to make a third album, which namechecks everyone from Sam Cooke to Les Savy Fav in its titles.

Despite the range of influences, they work for maintaining a punk intensity throughout, Andrew Ferris’ insistent vocals bursting with urgency, resentful at being stuck in an indie ghetto.

Whatever style they take on, it’s assimilated with a breakneck intensity that’s basic yet effective.

- John Earls, Teletext