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Rival Schools : Used For Glue

An anthem, if you make it one...

Rival Schools : Used For Glue

The NME office stereo has been reverberating to this mighty tune since last November, when we fell in love with New York’s other greatest band – Rival Schools. Anyone’s who’s been to see A recently will recognise this as the really awesome one in the support band’s set. To recap: the Schools all used to be in punk bands, but they now make some of the most compulsive modern rock you could hope to hear, a gorgeous mash-up of Deftones, Rival Schools and Nirvana.

‘Used For Glue’ is fuelled by hardcore, but set alight by Rival Schools’ grasp of melody. Angry and euphoric, it’s got a riff that’ll blister paint, set against singer Walter Schreifel’s ragged, passionate vocals. An anthem, if you make it one.

Kitty Empire

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