Album Review: Transistors - Is This Anything?Monday 12th August, 2013 11:47AM
Rangiora Princes of Punk, Transistors have finally released their sophomore record and it would seem they're pretty keen on your opinion; Is This Anything? James (Guitar, Vocals), Ollie (Drums, Vocals) and Colin (Bass, Vocals) have made impressive progress since their first record, 2009's Shortwave. Touring slots with The Buzzcocks and Guitar Wolf will no doubt have added a new depth and different take on their songwriting and sound but you won't hear any of that on this record. According to Olly, most songs on the album were written before their recent successes, which will feature predominantly on future records.
What that means is Is This Anything? should encapsulate a moment in time before the wave broke. Before the three kids from Canterbury making a whole lotta noise in a town with almost nothing to do, took on the world proper. Transistors 2.0 will have a lot to live up to as well as they've set the bar pretty high with this effort.