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Tess & The Details – Runaway
Tess & The Details
Runaway - Double Helix Records
San Francisco’s Tess & The Details are set to release their debut album, Runaway, on the 14th November via Engineer Records & Double Helix Records, the latter being an appropriate label for a band who have some of the biggest and best punk bands of recent years embedded deep in their DNA. Tess & The Details draw from contemporaries like The Bombpops, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and For I Am as well as heavyweights such as Alkaline Trio, No Doubt and Green Day. I say biggest and best as whilst Tess & The Details still have that raw punk edge we all crave, this is a band with a sound that could / should see them breaking big, you read it here first.
And the hits just keep coming, Jester is another dose of perfect infectious punk rock with a riff that has a slight nod to the early days of The Misfits, but without the horror obsession. This brings us to the album’s finest moment, Johnny, that still has punk rock chops but with a smooth vocal that is delivered in the manner of a torch song, just give it a spin and you’ll see what I mean, probably. The album rounds out with the sublime trifecta that showcases the bands range, from the melodic punk rock of Perfect World, the down and dirty rock of No Grave and closer, Saint Of Purgatory, that signs Runaway off with a heavyweight riff that revists their dramatic tendencies as it builds to it’s finalè
Runaway is a smorgasbord of punk rock, Tess & The Details have carefully selected the best elements from the last few decades and served it up with their own distinct twist. It must be said that Tess Stevens vocals are sublime, for me they are up there with Millie Manders (Millie Manders & The Shut Up) and Hanne Terweduwe (For I Am), and if you’re a fan of either of those two bands then just order this, in fact just order it anyway. Tess & The Details debut album is a thing of beauty, whilst the vocals are the obvious draw I’m not casting any shade on The Details, as their soundtrack provides the muscle on what is one of the best debut albums you’ll hear this year.