Since forming in 1992 the American quintet has released seven albums, with their eighth 'Hurley' due in September. A handful of American shows are on the horizon, with a quick stop in England also planned when the band perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Beginning in low-key fashion 'Memories' kicks into life with a thudding beat and crunching guitars. From this point there's no looking back as Weezer unleash the sort of indie-rock anthem that has earned a loyal fan base. Though not quite at the standard of 'Buddy Holly', it certainly has plenty of energy to enthuse a crowd and the hooks are simple enough to leave a lasting impression after the first listen. It's a welcome return from Rivers Cuomo and co., and certainly wets the appetite for their forthcoming record.