FRESH (Specialist Subject) The (not-so) secret Diary of Kathryn Woods and her Diy punks
1short hair, Don’t care
A very pretty, understated, reflective opener that sets the London band’s stall out. Let’s get introspective, people.
‘I’ll fucking listen to MCR,’ wails singer Kathryn. As well as being a brilliant punk-pop (there’s a difference) racket, Fresh’s debut is essentially her teenage diary set to music.
Forty-one seconds of hyperactive, giddy, anxious brilliance.
4i’ll Be Back
‘I’m hoping that these antidepressants / Will help me feel a little less antidepressed…’ You shouldn’t laugh, but we did.
5fuck my life
Isn’t it weird how intoxicating misery is? And if Kathryn is reading this, we hope you’re okay, mate.
If you’re a fan of The Buzzcocks or the Television Personalities, you’ll get a real kick of out this one.
7Wish you Were here
Muso snobs in Alter Bridge T-shirts will say,‘but they can’t play.’ They’d be wrong, but writing songs this catchy is the real talent.
At over two minutes, this may well be this band’s November Rain.
We’re Kerrang! so we’re obliged to say,‘wtf is this wimpy shit?’ But fuck it, this is really pretty.
Anyone who’s ever thought ‘Why can’t my brain work properly?’ will relate to this.
11no BIG Deal
One of the reasons we’ve championed DIY indie-rock so heavily in Kerrang! in recent months is because in times like these, when we’re soaking in information, when the world moves so fast, bands like Fresh are important; in their honesty, in the way their music cuts through showbiz and sheen.that doesn’t have much to do with the actual song, but we thought it a good a time as any to say it.