The Emergency Please – ‘Remember You’ (Self-Released) Print
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 04 December 2017 04:00

The Emergency PleaseThe summer (what fucking summer?) may be a memory fading fast in our mental rear-view mirrors, but this trio of south coast groovers are determined to ensure it carries on forever with their bright and breezy pop punk levity.


To be honest, this isn’t really my cup of tea (and considering I don’t drink tea…), but it has to be admitted that it’s energetic fun is pretty hard to resist, if it indeed this sort of thing is your brew of choice.


The four songs are nicely crafted, and there are some nice funky touches to Michael Hartley’s bass work which adds to the dance-ability factor of the likes of the title track and follow-up ‘I Can’t Stop’, the latter of which, for some weird reason I cannot fathom, reminds me of The Housemartins: it must be the jangly guitar! ‘Lost’ is more melancholic – appropriate given its subject matter – but nevertheless has the right amount of danceability in its groove, while closer ‘Clark Kent Syndrome’ is the least accessible of the quartet: it’s just a bit too jagged and ragged, although it does feature Karan Master’s most convincing vocal and a nice Level 42-style guitar/bass break in the second half.


The Emergency Please are the sort of band who, given the right backing and breaks, could be cluttering up the airwaves of our ne’er do well commercial radio stations, as well as the dance floor at the likes of the appropriately names Shit Disco at my local club… I must drop this into the DJs…


‘Remember You’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.


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