There's a surfeit of things to like within these three and a quarter minutes. A pretty, delicate intro gives way to uplifting swathes of rock guitar. During the verses, bassist Dan Haigh and drummer Omar Abidi sound like they're joined at the shaking hip, while Alex Westaway's sweet vocals are perfectly counterpointed by Charlie Simpsons's huskier tones. The chorus is arena-sized anthemic, while the best part comes late-on when Simpson's scream and heavy metal guitar burst is followed by Westaway's most fragile vocal yet, before Simpson wrests back the vocal and repeats the lines back aggressively. Oh yes, these young chaps know how to do loud-soft-loud but their edge is that they do it within each verse and chorus.
Paint Your Target appears to be a goodbye to an ex-girlfriend and one of the key lyrics is: "I'm just not sure it's gonna work!" In contrast, on the evidence of Fightstar's two releases so far, there's plenty to be optimistic about from a musical perspective.