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Sit Down In Front - Single Review: Rain

26 Apr 2019 // A review by Paul Goddard

It is pissing down. London Town, it’s Spring 2019 and a storm named Hannah has decided to make herself known in all her howling wind and icy rain glory. Sometimes life is like that. You expect one thing (semi warm weather in Spring) and then someone like Hannah comes and dumps all over it! So even though I am sitting in Spitalfields Market with a lukewarm, piss weak cup of dirty water trying to pass itself off as coffee, fingers frozen as I type, I am smiling as guitars blast into my eardrums.

Sit Down In Front are a young band from Gisborne and in their latest single, Rain they are railing against the shit that life can throw at you. It is a full on punk ‘n’ roll hailstorm spawned in the formidable vortex of Roundhead studios. This is classic punk in the vein of The Sex Pistols and vocalist Cory Newman has the required angsty snotty vocal perfectly nailed. Sit Down in Front have managed to take a really mundane everyday (well It is at the moment here in the UK) event and turn it Into a 3 min vitriolic attack on Mother Nature. Punk in its purest form, just being angry at anything!

Apparently producer Greg Haver became something of a mentor to the band during the recording and his experience shows as the song never loses pace, is perfectly short and he has managed to capture the energy and attitude music like this so often loses when a band faces the often sterile environment of a recording studio.

There are always dark clouds on the horizon. The world is brighter when they have gone away but while they are unleashing their misery it’s good to know that these guys from sunny Gisborne are going to be screaming their lungs out making sure they don’t hang around for too long.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Sit Down In Front

Coming from the small surfing village of Gisborne, it’s not surprising that Sit Down In Front produce a distinctive punk / surf vibe that is hard and fast. Having formed in early 2017 they are becoming well known for their tunes that cover every day life stuff and the stories that come with all their songs.

Having recorded and self-produced their first album Red Light Runner at the ripe old age of 14 years, the process taught them an awful lot. Although they have not yet received multiple awards and platinum sales, the future is bright. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic punk rock, a bit raw, but with a touch of youthful innocents. Sit Down In Front has developed a unique sound, capturing both old and new, which can often be lost in the pursuit of the next new thing!

Build on childhood mates and family friends, it all started one afternoon in the lead singer (Cory’s) garage when Jack (guitarist) and Rikki (drummer) turned up to jam. It didn’t take long until they found Roman (bass) and the rest is history in the making.

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Releases

Confessions of a Pie Thief
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Red Light Runner
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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