Dogs are yet another punk band from London with a serious chip on their collective shoulder, and are making a lot of noise to voice their discontent. They follow in the footsteps of groups like The Others, who recently sang about the perils of 9-5, and The Rakes, who moaned about being stuck in a 22 grand job.
On She's Got A Reason, the concern is not so much monetary, but the heartache brought about by a failed romance ("Been alone / Seems like a month of Mondays", "I don't understand her / She leaves Me / I suppose she's got a reason").
The thing is, it's all been heard before - Blink 182 have been singing about this sort of thing for a good few years and as for the music, it sounds like a cover of God Save The Queen. The opening riff has been pilfered, and Johnny Cooke's spoken cockney sounding vocals sound eerily like John Lydon having a go at the monarchy. When he starts screaming "I liked you better when you liked me as well!" at the end of the song, he may as well be saying "No future, no future for you!". It's just a bit too transparent for comfort.