Review : Fightstar - One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours
MusicomhJust to show you he meant it, Charlie from Busted has gone and done it again.
Produced another sterling opus, that is, and one containing songs that are as far removed from tawdry throwaway pap about shagging school teachers and air hostesses as Mick Jagger is from being a monogamist.
Okay, that's not fair. No, I don't mean "not fair" to the tax-dodging, rubber-lipped one. Rather, Fightstar are a band who, now that they have achieved what the likes of Funeral For A Friend could not (er, make two good albums), deserve to be written about without snidey references to their frontman's misspent youth....full text
BBCLike a politician with a hankering for power, Charlie Simpson (née Charlie from Busted) realised it was time for an image change. If Fightstar - his ex-Busted, post-hardcore outfit – were to rupture the mainstream, he’d have to get rid of his boy-band baggage. His amour for air-hostesses and feisty school teachers would have to be dropped quicker than Labour’s commitment to renationalising the railways.
Sometimes he’s seemed a little too desperate to prove his new loyalties, shooting a video in the same underground tunnel famously ravaged by The Prodigy in their establishment-baiting “Firestarter” promo, and, if rumours are to believed, answering his former record label’s polite request for ‘poppier’ material by abruptly tearing up their contract....full text
IndielondonTHE second album from Fightstar marks a further step away from lead singer Charlie Simpson’s early boy band roots (with Busted). And it’s a rock monster in many senses – loud, emphatic and really good in places.
Enlisting the help of American producer Matt Wallace, Fightstar sound determined to blow away any lingering doubts that they’re really a pop band in hiding with some blistering rock songs that seek to emulate the style of many of their contemporaries....full text
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