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Southcott - Flee The Scene

  by Adrian Huggins

published: 5 / 3 / 2006



Southcott - Flee The Scene
Label: Select Label
Format: CD

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Polished emo rock on first full length album from New York State band Southcott, who stand out from other bands in the enre


This is the first full length album by Young American band Southcott. The band originate from Rockland County, New York and are what you would class as “emo”. Before you stop reading this and move on, do give them a chance. People are so quick to write off bands like this and for that matter the whole emo scene at the moment. It is not hard to see why, as so many of the bands are exactly the same, singing and playing in the same way, and having the same subject matter of breaking-up and growing up. Southcott are, however, actually pretty good. Opening track 'Red Lights and Rooftops'is an instantly catchy tune, which will have you singing along by the end of it, whether you admit to it or not! They have a happy sound to them rather than a miserable self-pitying feel, putting them along the likes of Yellowcard, Jimmy Eat World and Sugarcult, rather than the bands that...oh shit...I forgot what they’re all called, but they may as well be the same. You see my point. Other album highlights include 'Where The Tabloids Won’t Find Us' and 'Vengeance isn’t the Right Word.' Their songs quickly lodge themselves in your head, which I guess is a good thing for the most part. For a young band Southcott sound very professional and do not come across like a band who just got lucky. They have a well-polished feel to them that doesn’t sound stale or contrived. It just sounds like they have a knack for writing a good song. 'We’ll Take This Outside 12:45' is one of the best songs on the album and shows a band that are growing musically, while 'We’ll Take This Outside 1:17' finishes the second part of the tale and the album of excellently. Southcott will undoubtedly be shot down as another emo/pop-punk band, but they really are worth a lot more than that. It is obvious that they are a strong act now and are going to get better and better, instead of just doing what every other band in this genre are doing. Good luck to them !



Track Listing:-
1 Where the Tabloids Won't Find Us
2 Sin City
3 Red Lights and Rooftops
4 The October Tradition
5 Lifeboats for High Hopes
6 Vengeance Isn't the Right Word
7 Post March Third
8 We'll Take This Outside 12:45
9 Friendly Fire
10 We'll Take This Outside 1:17
11 Vengeance Isn't the Right Word (Acoustic)
12 Safety



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