ALBUM REVIEW: Pet Needs – Fractured Party Music | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Xtra Mile Recordings

Released: 12.03.21






The debut album from Pet Needs feels fresh as the punky tracks hurtle out of the speaker at a frenetic pace. They may describe themselves as playing anti-anthems, but inside tracks such as You Look Like You Never Bought A Scratchcard are folk-like social commentary. Tracy Emin’s Bed has become my new ear worm with its catchy lyrics.

With 11 tracks in just 33 minutes, no song overstays its welcome. Given a lively mix by Frank Turner, the listener is presented with a battle cry to act. But amidst the finger stabbing angst are melodic undertones. The songwriting craftsmanship combines the need to make a point with lively, bouncy guitarled onslaught. Fractured Party Music confirms Pet Needs as an act with real potential.


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