REVIEW | Attention Thieves: Year Of The Jackal

Reading rock band Attention Thieves have been on quite the rise recently, with it all coming to a head with the release of their highly anticipated new album, Year Of The Jackal, and I feel I’m right in saying it delivers on the goods big time.

Straight off the bat, the opening track Crooked Teeth demonstrates what we’re in for over the course of the record: an aggressive, explosive energy created by a combo of fierce vocals, kinetic riffs and forcible drumming.

Throughout, we get fantastic writing in the likes of Coins, If You’re Not With Us and Actors Cast As Heroes; and ridiculously catchy numbers in the form of Tell Me, Hangnail and the ferocious Culture Of Fear.

This is an undeniably excellent album that should certainly do the job in getting Attention Thieves on the map as one of the finest rising rock bands in the country. If you’re looking to spend a few pennies on some new music today, ensure this is right at the top of the list. You won’t regret it.

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