The Rafters are:
Nat Griffiths, Guitar and vocals,
Joe Roscow, Guitar
Ryan McDermott, Bass,
George Whittingham, Drums
The hum under the opening guitar riff is a warning that it’s about to get loud.
I felt it.
And I wasn’t disappointed.
What exploded – yes, exploded – out of my headphones was an absolutely brilliant rock track, name checking the Krays, Strangeways, kung fu artists…
It has one message.
Run for your life.
This song is such a great listen, it deserves a place in modern punk rock history, with the full on in your face energy.
My favourite part of this song is at 1:04 where it’s just the bass, kick, and guitars and then everything comes back in at the second time round to build into the second verse….
I also want to note the ahhh’s sung in unison in the chorus, over the top of the main vocal – which I love by the way, Nat’s the MVP here as he doesn’t let up! I can imagine him full of energy and rocking the crowd with this…
This is certain to go down a riot at their live shows.
Review by Del Osei-Owusu