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Drive Like You Stole It - Frequency

Drive Like You Stole It hail from London, raised on a healthy diet of Cave In, Foo Fighters, The Police and Michael J. Fox films.

Drive Like You Stole It

hail from London, raised on a healthy diet of Cave In, Foo Fighters, The Police and Michael J. Fox films, fusing their influences together with a smattering of pop sensibility to create their 7-track debut. On top of this they have a female vocalist who’s actually really bloody good. Not your usual Brody Dalle or Courtney Love style bollocks that seems to be de rigeur amongst female vocalists in the current rock scene - but someone who writes great melodies with their voice instead of just snarling into the mic.

That’s where DLYSI stand out from the crowd. While the influences are clear, it’s Mel Young’s voice that sets them apart from every other middle-of-the-road 4-chord rock band out there. You only need to listen to the powerful refrain in ‘Treading Water’ - ‘If I was stronger, I could steal this, turn it right around’, and the build up to this point in the song, to realise that the band are something very special indeed. While tracks like ‘The Sound Of Second Place’ and ‘Put Me Back Together’ show a more brooding and moody side to DLYSI, songs like ‘Sleight Of Hand’ (also included as a video on the CD) and ‘Omerta’ have that pedal-to-the-floor edge that will get them the airplay they deserve.

Having toured with Million Dead, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be hearing this band all over the radio waves. Just make sure you get the right ‘Frequency’

Tags: Drive Like You Stole It, Reviews, Album Reviews

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