Superhero - Pick Me Up

Thursday 1st April 1999
Superhero - Pick Me Up
Superhero - Pick Me Up

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A support slot opening for Skillet in April is going to raise the profile for this nifty Scottish outfit who match Britpop sensibilities with a touch of alternative rock. This five-track CD is an equally good introduction to the band's music. The opening "So Free" is a little too pedestrian for these ears and needs a serious injection of bite to grab the attention! The quirky "Red Car" is a different matter sparkling with life and Superhero find their stride. Chunky, funky guitar and one of those singalong choruses are the order of the day and when Superhero hit these heights they sound like they have the makings of being a very good band. "Shine" is reflective and vulnerable, ploughing a similar furrow to some of Delirious's more intimate numbers. "Pick Me Up" is rough and ready rock'n'roll which explodes into an energetic chorus before breaking down again into much vibeyness. "Get By" is infectious powerpop which maps out the difference between doing things our way and submitting to God. Again, a catchy tune and although this is clearly recorded. I wonder what superhuman teats this band could achieve with a bigger budget and a producer who would help them find a powerful punchy sound that takes no prisoners. For the moment, this is a great calling card and a band that are worth checking out because they're going to be going places.

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2. Redcar [Listen]

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