As debut singles go, Fix The Cracks is a damn good effort. It sounds as
if Humanzi have dove into a tunnel of different influences, and sprawled out
the other end a rock monster, who's just examined the demonic pop manual.
Fix The Cracks is built around a chugging, diesel powered rhythm section,
featuring Bloc Party-esque
drumming, fortified with heavy, swirling bass. Elsewhere, influences such as
Pearl Jam, and even a very angry
Roxy Music can be cited as flocks of synths pepper the instrumental
The vocal work of Shaun Mulrooney is deserved of mention as he sneers his
vocal delivery with spite and contempt, a welcome alternative to the
cautious and considered delivery of other singers. All in all Humanzi
have produced a very good debut - it's nothing to write home about, but
they've definitely done themselves no harm and have built a solid
foundation from which to build on.