Spitalfield Remember Right Now (Victory) Rating: NNN
This is some unabashed pop punk with serious bubble-gum sensibilities. It has some good arrangements and melodies, with a few new wave mid-80s flashbacks in the rhythms and guitar lines. Nice chunk, decent drumming, fine harmonies. In fact, it's so melodic and so un-angry, there's absolutely nothing here to dislike. Still, it's not very exciting. On Stolen From Some Great Writer, they sing, "We are so sick of recycled old ideas," which is hilarious, given that the song sounds exactly like every other pop punk song. Some of the lyrics are a cut above the rest of the tripe offered up by their compatriots, and In The Same Lifetime is a nice shift to a more indie rock fuzz ballad. Spitalfield play the Rockit Saturday (January 24).