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Death In Public - Start A Fight demo

Reviewed by Ben on 10th October 2006

Described as wanting hook laden, energetic, catatonic music on their MySpace page, Lancaster three-piece Death In Public's demo CD, Start A Fight, simply put, has been a joy to play on the stereo. Combining elements of jangle pop and a crescendo of overdrive guitars and crash-ridden drum beats, it is clear to see the influences that hew been drawn from such luminaries as Sonic Youth (accessible, pop-esque tracks), Pixies (the now staple alternative rock formula of quiet-loud-quiet) and even those they might not be familiar with...

The third track on the demo, Vincent Vega is almost an amalgamation of post-grunge act Rueben and post-punk Leeds outfit The Wedding Present. It proves to be possibly the most emotive track on the demo, despite the other two tracks (Start A Fight, Play It Again Sam) being equally as good.

Death In Public are another one of those bands, along with Ideamotion and The Code, who's material you should witness before their inevitable date with mainstream success

Rating: 8/10
Website: www.myspace.com/deathinpublicmusic

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