Album týdne: UK pohled
If ever you wanted a wake up call from the boredom of the plethora of average indie-pop bands that have been coming at us thick and fast over recent years, “Be your own PET” do that and then some.
Their outstanding live performance during the 2005 US summer festival scene won over the likes of the Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Since then they have consistently given tight performances at breakneck speed that scream confidence way beyond their years.
This eponymous debut album of chaotic short sharp punk pop tunes smacks of the energy that could only be generated legally through the exuberance of youth. There hardly seems a chance to pause for breath before being bombarded by another polished but anarchic two minute burst of feisty guitar thrashing action.
The energy of this ridiculously young four piece immediately slaps you around the face but it really is the cool, clear, confidently delivered shouting vocal that crowns Jemina Pearl the new princess of pop punk.
The 19 year old fronts ‘PET’ with the wild charisma that punk deserves and has on occasion been known to puke into a towel and throw it into the crowd during their infamous live performances. (Note to self; stand well back from the stage and guard ones beer carefully) It would seem that trashing your hotel room in the name of punk rock grunge is about as passé as Camden for ‘Be your own PET’.
With 15 punchy little numbers on this album it’s unlikely that you’ll love every one of them, in fact tell me an album where you do and I will yet again eat my selection of band t-shirts. But you’ll certainly have your way out favorites to keep coming back to, such as ‘Wildcat’, ‘Bog’, ‘Girls on TV’ and ‘We will Vacation’ that will make you feel as free and rebellious and feisty and energetic as a group of teenagers on the verge of an exciting year in 2006.
ALBUM TÝDNE: 12. 3. - 6. 3. 2006
Gill Sheen, 9.3.2006