DAY OLD HATE
FIRST LIGHT (SELF-RELEASED)
RADIO-FRIENDLY ALT.ROCKERS FROM UP NORTH LEAVE THE HATE AT HOME
■ ONCE HATRED has had 24 hours to mature, it’s less smashy-shouty and more hooky-warbly, apparently. On this snappy debut, Leeds quintet Day Old Hate take a tried-and-true route into alt.rock territory, welding gritty verses to big ol’ choruses designed to make you pump a fi st in the air – though, on fi rst exposure, fi sts probably don’t get much higher than chest height. However, give it a little time to bed in, and there’s defi nitely something here. It just needs to get out of the middle of the Young Guns/the Used/biffy Clyro Venn diagram they’re currently in. The anthemic title-track and Secrets pack a decent punch, though, and given another day or two they could be something special. DOWNLOAD: First Light. FOR FANS OF: Young Guns, The Used.