TRACK REVIEW: Fast Blood – Pulling Teeth | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Fast Blood present a dose of powerful, heartfelt pop punk on their new track. On first listen, Pulling Teeth sounds brash and confident, Abi Barlow’s vocals are belted in a strident Geordie lilt, the barrage of guitars unrelenting and defiant. But there’s a depth to Fast Blood’s work that other pop punk bands don’t reach; confessional, intimate lyrics which unfold to the listener like a love-letter gone wrong between an ‘I’ and a ‘You’ that really shouldn’t be a ‘We’.

The guitars strike that delicate balance of melodic clarity and overdriven power expertly. Digging into my personal mixtape stash, Fast Blood remind me of Ovingham’s finest China Drum, especially in the frenetic double time drum climax to the track.

 

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