I think I’ve found my summer album!
Prey Drive are a four piece rock outfit from the city of Norwich, UK and out today, via the cool peeps at Krod Records, is their excellent debut Once More With Feeling, which I am already calling my summer soundtrack. I know being here in London I’m currently the furthest from any decent sunny weather, but that is what this album feels like to me, and I’m loving every second of it.
I just want to say, straight off the bat, I love Once More With Feeling, there is no filler and everything is killer.
Opening track ‘Tokyo’ sets up the mood perfectly, I hear hints of the Aussie Rock band Birds of Tokyo all throughout the album, but it really stands out to me on this one.
‘Pancakes’, which was an early video and single, and is one of my favourites off the record; it just has a breezy, carefree feel to it and I can't help but smile when I hear this tune.
Another song I really enjoyed, which I secretly believe was written for me, is ‘Star Wars Boy’… need I say anymore? I do? Ok... lyrics are about staying up late playing Nintendo and watching TV with someone you care about, amongst other things. Great title and concept, that was executed perfectly.
I've been sitting on this album since mid September and couldn't wait to share it with you guys, that's how excited I was, and still am about Once More With Feeling.
In a few weeks I'll be in Oz for a best friend's wedding, in the Australian summer and you can bet that I'll have this playing as I'm driving around with the windows rolled down.
Prey Drive have an amazing debut release on their hands here, and should be proud as hell, I know I am for just listening to it.