With a band described as 'indie rock' one can only hope that there will be an outstandingly original trait to latch onto. Dartford 5-piece Heymaker do not possess any such feature, contenting rather to batter out the same old formats and ‘driving' riffs that died out at the turn of the millennium.
Perhaps the most noticeable aspect of debut single Here Today is the apparent lack of energy displayed in what is supposed to be a brash, uncompromising musical genre. Lead singer Emlyn Heymaker simply drawls his way through a repetitive verses, and when the chorus of "you're not my friend and you never have been" finally arrives, it just isn't punchy enough.
With little to no creativity or passion shown here, it seems that Heymaker are content to merely drip onto the scene rather than burst it wide open. This is a totally underwhelming beginning, unfortunately.