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NO FIGHTING IN THE WAR ROOM
:: The Harrisons ::
28 January 2008 / Melodic / Gronland / 11 Trk CD
By Parker Knoll

It’s hard to believe that this is the Sheffield outfit’s debut album, given that they emerged at a pretty similar time to the 'Monkeys. And herein lies part of the problem as “No Fighting In The War Room” peddles the same kind of choppy guitar driven northern narratives. “Man Of The Hour” though shows the tougher more rowdy side to the bands brash and exciting take on modern power pop. “Monday’s Arms” stands out as maybe their best track, with terrace chants, a post punk energy and smart, snippety guitar riffs. There’s more of this on “Medication Time” and maybe there’s something in these harder songs that reveals the raw talent and emotion of this enjoyably tough outfit. It’s hard to spot a hit song on this album but it’s certainly not difficult to notice the potential.


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