Gender Roles are from Brighton and signed to the Big Scary Monsters record label last year. ‘Plastic’ came out at the end of 2017, but they also released an EP earlier on in the year called Planet X-Ray. I could have picked from either to be honest, but I think this track shows how they seem to be getting better and better.
I saw an interview in which they were described as a mesh of emo, grunge and punk. I’m not sure I can hear all that in their music, or at least not in as clear cut terms as that. When it sounds good though I don’t bother trying to single things out quite so clinically. For me, it’s alt-rock: it has a great riff, interesting lyrics, a nice atonal vocal. Reminds me of Feeder more than anything else. Which is a compliment – I always liked Feeder.
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