"In a perfect world," Danny Connors promises/threatens, "there would be
no inhibitions". Until then, there are anti-depressant drugs and the
On-Offs, which isn't a bad compromise.
Wrong Upstairs sees the band move from indie label Fandango to the
Parlophone-linked Regal, and the Northampton quartet's first offering on the
major label is a furious slice of catchy punk-pop, an energetic blast that
should do them proud. Connors (vocals/guitar) delivers some great lines,
warning "If you want a love like that, there must be something wrong
upstairs" as he implores us to keep taking the pills. And it's all over
shout-along riffs and chaotic drumming to remind you that before the '80s
provided a rich vein of synths to plunder, it was all three-chord mayhem
around these parts.
Currently, the band are on tour with The Rakes and The Young Knives. Come
June, they'll be opening for The Fratellis. Listen now, and you'll be ready
to sing along when you find yourself in front of them at the summer