With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
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Blinking punk-pop it's ok to like...
It's perhaps singer Stacy Jones - status as alumni of early-90s grunge popsters Veruca Salt that makes his band smarter than the average bare-arsed skate twats. Hence 'Flavor Of The Weak', a song about trying to tell someone their boyfriend makes a bucket of slugs look stylish and considerate. It pretty much sums up an album where the lyrics are emotionally confused (they were inspired by the break-up of Veruca Salt, next to which, allegedly, the last days of Sodom were a picnic with Coldplay), the tunes are impeccably Blink-ish and you can tell it was recorded on the tropical island of Maui because the guitarist appears to spend the entire album on a jet ski. Torch your copies of 'Heaven Is Being A Halfwit' kids, and wire up this brand new rig.
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