Damn Damn Leash





Few bands are fortunate enough to become an overnight sensation. Be Your Own Pet is comprised of teenagers from the Nashville School Of The Arts, where they must teach a class on how to kick ass. The young band's don't-give-a-damn attitude and pop sensibility is going to take them places. And when I say young, I mean they range from 15 to 17 years old. Just think how good this band will be once they are old enough to buy booze. Their debut single "Damn Damn Leash" makes me think back to the first time I heard the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There is just something about a great rock band with an amazingly powerful female lead vocalist. Jemina Pearl is just that. Clocking in at less than two minutes, this tantrum-like song swoops down, slaps you around and leaves you craving more. The b-side, "Spill", shows the band harnessing their punk roots, with jagged guitar riffs alongside a boy vs. girl call-and-response chorus. Their energy is just as infectious as the three songs on this debut. This is a thrilling release from a band to watch out for. Having a hit single in the UK before graduating high school is quite impressive, don't ya think?. BYOP makes the rest of us feel like a bunch of slackers.

Be Your Own Pet
XL Recordings

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Damn Damn Leash