ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Remember Right Now
If you’ve never heard of Spitalfield, that’s probably because
you’re not a Grade 9 girl recovering from her first breakup who craves
cheesy, emotional pop-punk. Their debut disc Remember Right Now is yet another
installment in the saturated pop-punk genre.
The album starts off on a good note with the catchy track “Those Days
You Felt Alive.” However, the rest essentially contains nine inferior
clones of the first song. While there are small traces of musical potential
throughout, the generic voice of lead singer Mark Rose fails to distinguish
the band from any other pop-rock act.
Remember Right Now is intended to pull on the impressionable heartstrings
of 14-year-olds who are confused with their relationships and seeking answers
or comfort from rockers who are probably three years older than they are.
Spitalfield satisfies these important needs with trivial metaphors and
a very familiar sound.