An anthem, if you make it one...
The NME office stereo has been reverberating to this mighty tune since last November, when we fell in love with New York’s [I]other[/I] greatest band – [a]Rival Schools[/a]. 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, [a]Rival Schools[/a] and Nirvana.
‘Used For Glue’ is fuelled by hardcore, but set alight by [a]Rival Schools[/a]’ 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.