The Hype Theory - Glory Days
Record Label: Small Town
Release Date: October 10th, 2011
The Hype Theory burst onto the local scene a couple years ago with the release of their debut EP Race The Rain. It undoubtedly solidified their position as one of the best unsigned bands the UK has to offer. But now, years later (with a record contract to boot), they're back with Glory Days; an ambitious, upbeat and scarily energetic record which will only further them on their road to success.
How is it?
Glory Days is a pop punk affair, opening with Hold on Tight which is one of my personal favourite songs they've ever recorded. It is nice to see Katy Jackson (Vocals) showing more aggression - not that her delivery ever does anything but excel- as most of their songs are fairly bouncy. Other notable tracks are the two massive singles Kid At Heart and We Will Be Singing.
Future single You're Going Home Alone has a great build-up of an intro, reminiscent of Paramore's earlier work. Although catchy, He's Your Problem Now feels like it's been done a hundred times before. But it is the only misstep in a practically perfect album; if of course you're looking for pop rock gems from a female-fronted British juggernaut.