Review of Suburban Kings Single by Rosemary

Suburban Kings,
Single Review

Rosemary Suburban Kings Single

Useless and utterly irrelevant fact number 1: I spent the first 20 or so years of my life living on Rosemary Street. I bet you were all dying to know that, right…?

Well, let’s get straight to the point. Rosemary might be a great prefix for a residential dwelling in the East Midlands, but it has to be said that it’s a goddamnawful name for a rock’n’roll band, and particularly one that has pretensions of being the next Jam, Beatles or Kinks.

You see, while ‘Suburban Kings’ isn’t strictly bad, it doesn’t do or say anything different to what hundreds of other Britpop-inspired bands up and down the land are churning out either, and although the vocal interplay between Tim Hill and Martin Brett is quite endearing, the song itself is instantly forgettable.

Still, if The Fratellis can get a record deal and make a career out of doing stuff that is progressively worse than this, maybe there’s hope for Rosemary yet…

Dom Gourlay

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