P Posted by Sandra on November 26 2012 0 Comments McFLY, News
One Direction may be breaking records with their cutesy pop rock get-up, while Ed Sheeran entertains millions with his guitar-wielding balladry, but it was McFly who were one of the century’s first band of boys to pioneer fresh, rock-tinged ditties full of cheekiness and teenage angst. Recent single ‘Love Is Easy’ reminded us of the group’s knack for catchy melodies, on this occasion strummed on Tom Fletcher’s banjo. What’s most impressive is that, although McFly have now grown facial hair (even married in some cases), they haven’t lost their adolescent charm.

New tracks ‘Cherry Cola’ and ‘Do Whatcha’ prove McFly’s versatility once more. The former is a jive-bop ode to the sugary drink and it’s seductively-sweet drinker, while the latter fuses electronic synths with punk-growling guitars. Both sit naturally enough along their debut hit ‘Five Colours in Her Hair’, sing-along anthem ‘Star Girl’and teen love rock-out ‘That Girl’. Even forgotten gems ‘Transylvania’ and ‘Party Girl’ hold up as textbook examples of good pop, full of theatricality and personality. Memory Lane serves as an introduction for the 1D generation to McFly, while for those of us who are on the wrong side of 21, it’s reminiscent of a time when real pop-rock dominated the charts.
4 Star Rating


Tracks to download: ‘Love Is Easy’, ‘Cherry Cola’, ‘That Girl’, ‘Transylvania’, ‘Five Colours in Her Hair’

If you like this, you’ll like: Blink-182, All Time Low, Busted



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