Advantages good transitional ska punk
Farse are a heavy ska band or Skacore band from Birmingham, They formed in 1996 and immediately released several EP's, In 2001 they Released this album "Means to an end" with songs from their ep's re recorded and new Material, Later in 2003 they went on a European tour with the then succesfull ska band "[Spunge]" They played Exeter Lemon Grove and this is where i saw them, My first ever gig in fact, i ended up falling in love with them. In 2003 they also released their second album "Boxing Clever" They went on to tour alot and i saw them several more times before they disbanded in late 2004. They done a reunion tour in 2009 playing a few shows in Birmingham and the "Slam Dunk" Festival dates aswell. At their "Last ever gig" in Birmingham in 2009 they said that they would not be breaking up and would in fact be getting back together for good and recording new material.
Ollie Patrick - Vocals
Chris Badham - Bass
Dan O'Connell - Drums
Ade Preston - Guitar
Dean Ashston - Guitar
"Torn Photographs still the picture remains"
1. Firing line - This song starts off slow before speeding up into a offbeat ska beat, then going really heavy almost like "nu-Metal" heavy, Ollie sings in such a curious, quirky way, It's hard to make out any lyrics but you will still be attempting to sing along.
2. Humour me - This one starts alot more punky, this is one of the heavy songs on the album and it does not tend to have that hop to ska as much as the other songs but the ska breakdown is present. I love the guitar riffs especially for the heavier parts."We can start breathing oxygen once more, once mooooooore"
Last Time - good solid start, jumps in at the heavy end, but quickly goes back into the ska breakdown, the skanking guitar is really catchy i love how quickly this song transforms from heavy to ska. It's almost instant, a favourite of mine."This is the last time we trtrtrtrtrtry"
Youth On paper - Heavy drum roll start with accompanying guitars going into a intro solo which is always dangerous when recording, This is another favourite song of mine, I love the lyrics (mainly about having nothing to do, quite fitting for when i was younger) This song is really solid and enjoyable."The local kinds won't write a play tonite, (all they'll do) is sit on their behinds"
Shoes a lady - I always wondered why this song was named so, never found out why, This is one of the slower songs, Until the end at least it has a slow temo. It is quite short, it is a solid recording and is a amazing song, But as the album has much better i tend to skip this one."but i won't back this time oh no"
100 times - This is a love song, and one of the only songs where you can hear ollie's lyrics clearly because he does not sing them in his usual voice, the lead guitar is solid and the rhythm really accompanies it in a magnificent way.
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|How does it compare to the artist's other releases||Outstanding|
|How does it rate alongside the competition||Outstanding|
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