Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
Released: 12th March 2021
Colchester punks Pet Needs’ thundering debut ‘Fractured Party Music’ is overflowing with catchy hooks and existential angst, the four-piece providing a masterclass on how to commit a high-octane atmosphere to record, with screeching guitars and high-energy vocals bringing that classic punk rock style to life.
Mixed and mastered by Frank Turner, the album features lively calls to arms with a sense of storytelling and inward reflection, not unlike his own work. Brimming with wit and charisma, the album brings all the thrill of a night out, with tracks ‘As The Spin Cycle Span’ and ‘Embers’ providing more pensive moments along the way. There’s a sense of ordinariness, but that only adds to its charm, bringing honest tales of self-image, mental health, and public perception in a relatable style.
With nods to the worlds of art and nature, the album brings anthem after anthem with a reflective touch. Keeping that sense of high energy at its core, the album certainly lives up to its name.