Be Your Own Pet

Be Your Own Pet - Fire Department (Rough Trade Records 20/06/05) - Single Review

Be Your Own Pet - Fire Department (Rough Trade Records 20/06/05) - Single Review
Be Your Own Pet
‘Fire Department’
(Rough Trade Records 20/06/05)

Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon) endorsed teenage high jinx is delivered via raucous retro jams and defiant lyrics for a new generationby Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet. 70’s rock n roll guitar hooks and the rugged Katie Jane Garside and droplet of Patti Smith vocals of the temptress Jemina Pearl, give track 1‘Fire Department’ a scintillating mix of rhythm and rawness.

‘Take That Walk’ parades the carefree nature of Be Your Own Petvia aslow maudlin instrumental build up, before Jemina’s vocals kick in to display atouch of Bjork . The Hives chasing the Kings Of Leon and Raveonettes through a sewerfeel to crunching final number; ‘Hillmont Avenue’ polishes off a frenetic and sprightly garage rock fuelled offering.This blasting quartetappears to beobliviousto pressures to mould their soundlike plasticine and become more commercial,unlike many bands witha bigweight of expectation placed upon them, long may this continue.

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David Adair