GET OFF MY SHOES
‘Let’s Not Rush Out And Tell The World’ is the new EP from Belgium based five piece Get Off My Shoes and is an odd release for me to review. Formed in Antwerp in 2010 there is very little of what I would consider ‘rock’ present in their music; in fact, they are an Indie/Alternative/Synth Pop band and are pretty much everything I don’t like. Band name, EP title, vocals, lyrics and music all grate on me and I would be surprised if there were many people that come to read the reviews on Metal Discovery who would find much to appreciate in this release. Now, as I’ve tried to explain before with other reviews, this is not because Get Off My Shoes are bad, it’s just not music that would normally register on my radar and I’m not going to criticise a band just because of that. What makes this odd then, is that out of all the Alt and Indie bands I have reviewed, and bearing in mind what I’ve said above, these guys are the best I’ve heard at what they do. All six tracks are well played and produced and there is quite a bit of variety from song to song. According to the press release they are likened to Weezer and Bloc Party, bands I have some knowledge of, but not enough to know if that is indeed a fair assessment. What I do notice is that even though a couple of the songs are quite up-tempo, in a very synth driven way, the whole EP has a relaxed, almost laid back feel about it, especially when the guitar is used and I actually think if they were to drop the samples, synths and fake drum sounds they would make a pretty decent acoustic group. When, what appears to be, the inclusion of real drums are used then for me, drummer that I am, like the sound better as the music has a slightly less digitised feel about it. ‘Let’s Not Rush Out And Tell The World’ is not something I will be listening to again, I have far too much other music to listen to that floats my boat more, but, if you do appreciate this type of Indie rock/pop then Get Off My Shoes actually do it pretty well.
Thanks But No Thanks
LET'S NOT RUSH OUT AND TELL THE WORLD
Review by Rick Tilley
1st April 2013
1) Let's Not Rush Out and Tell the World
2) Dead of Night
3) I Was Told a Lie Once
4) Ghosts & Villains
5) We're Going Down But We Don't Care
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
"...if they were to drop the samples, synths and fake drum sounds they would make a pretty decent acoustic group."