Strange thing, coming straight from the world of Pity Sex, Lakes, Calculator, Attack attack and Scream It Like You Mean It and Vans Warped Tours to the UK’s Kids Can’t Fly. Apart from having similar starting influences of pop-punk, with the the important addition of brass, which adds a positive edge to Kids Can’t Fly’ they also echo their American counter-parts hard work ethic. Both are self evident when listening to ‘Dark Horizons’ EP’s lead track ‘Stick To Your Guns’, I first played the video for this song and I swear I could have been watching a hot Texan night in San Antonio, but after 2mintues and around ten seconds, in this particular case, the horn section kicks in. Time to rethink the bouncing and moshing, as there are even more melodies to tempt you.
I could imagine some rumblings across the water amongst the fans of record labels like Topshelf and Run For Cover both have great rosters and hard multiply, west, east mid and coast tours. But after just a short time with now two releases, they have changed the formula – if there is just the one. In my book, this is a good thing, diversity can only helps, as anyone that caught them at gigs with Young Guns, Less Than Jake or their appearances on Make A Scene and Takedown! should warm many to the English sextet. After they hear ‘Dark Horizons’ think any last doubts should be dismissed. Kids Can’t Fly get my vote. 7.75/10