Saturday 8 June 2013

Pet Friends - I Don't Want Pet Friends EP

EP review by

This currently unsigned quartet from Hertfordshire don't take themselves too seriously, as evidenced by their press release (drop them a message on Facebook, I'm sure they'll send it to you), however they may have cobbled together something a little more professional now, as musically they sound like a band who could be going places. So attracting a label to get more publicity for these tunes is probably a good idea. For now you can download their EP 'I Don't Want Pet Friends' for free off Bandcamp. You will find a band making interesting, slightly experimental indie music with the odd humorous lyric but a seriously good sound.

For a brief description you could simply say that Pet Friends are a mixture of alternative rock sounds. A little post-punk, a little math-rock, a hint of Wild Beasts and a dabble of punk, all mixed together using unorthodox beats, lyrics and other sounds on occasion. 'Expect You To' is a worthy opener, condensing their ideals into three-and-a-half minutes. 'Don't' is slower but stylistically similar with some interesting lines like "I don't want friends, I just want pictures of them, and I don't own a car, I just want to know how fast it goes". They could be an unusual bunch. They take things a bit further on '12 Steps' which is a more experimental track, and epic closer (and brilliantly titled) 'The Love Threshold Fallacy' is another example of an accomplished band. Ones to watch? We'd say so.

Pet Friends' website

Stream or download the EP

Catch them live:

Jul 20 The Flag, Watford, UK

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