DAY OLD HATE

FIRST LIGHT (SELF-RE­LEASED)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews - DAN SLESSOR

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.

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