Shot Of Hornets - 'Kicking And Screaming' Single Review

February 15, 2018

 

 

 

Shot of Hornets are releasing their new single “Kicking And Screaming” and it’s happenstance that they, like my previous review, are partial to a little Math Rock. They say you learn something new everyday and, in the last week I’ve not only learned what Math Rock is…I’ve also discovered I quite like it!

 

“Kicking And Screaming” weighs in at around 4 minutes and has that rare quality of making you think “4 minutes…nah that couldn’t have been 4 minutes” – it’s a song of 2 (slightly unequal) parts…the first part is all glorious guitars, drums and a soaring chorus that you need to sing along with (well, it’d be rude not to!) It also has that magical element that I love…it reminds you of something without being a carbon copy. It evokes memories of people like Sum 41, Blink 182 and someone else who I can’t quite pin down but it will come to me (expect a ‘phone call in the early hours!) while retaining it’s own identity which is something I often bemoan when other bands cant achieve it.

 

And then…at 2:52-ish the song transmogrifies into…wait for it…a bit of an Indie anthem vibe. It’s odd and should be jarring but (like those amazing products from Reeves and Mortimer) I don’t know how it works – but it does!

 

On the strength of this, there’s a lot more to come from Shot of Hornets. My advice? Get in early and enjoy the ride – I’ll save you a seat.

 

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Review - Chris Watson

 

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