Incorporating The Music Fix
4th February 2013 06:00:00
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There's not much to really like about this debut from snot-nosed LA punks Fidlar. They're obviously manouevring to take the party hard crown from Andrew WK with tracks like 'Cheap Beer' and 'Cocaine' but the drug-fuelled enthusiasm doesn't fail to hide the fact that the occasional thrills are of the fleeting variety. The former lifts a Cramps riff to boisterous effect and 'Wake Bake Skate' has an undeniable energy but after that the returns are minimal.

'Wait For The Man' sounds a lot like a Von Bondies number and therein lies the problem: the US has been churning out ten-a-penny garage bands for years now, to the point where it's become the American equivalent of being in a band inspired by The Libertines. Probably kick-ass in a club but for the record, file us under 'Bored Now'.
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About Douglas Baptie
After years in the trenches, Douglas was elevated to the position of Editor in 2011. Pretty much everything you need to know about him can be learned by a spin of The Damned's Black Album and a screening of Twin Peaks. With a fondness for punk and 60s girl groups (with occasional side salads of indie pop), if your records are longer than 2m 50s, you're probably wasting each other's time. For general editorial questions, drop him a line via the TMF contact email.