Over a month ago I reviewed the cassingle split between Runaround Kids and The Spills, two bands that offered two brilliant tracks to help boost Bitching Cassettes’ revival by giving it a very strong first release. Now the guys are back with Teeth Blue, Lips Red a collection of the singles they have been putting out throughout this year while touring relentlessly in support of them.
What we have here is a bunch of heavy, emotive songs performed through the gutsiest of vocals and the catchiest of guitars. Every track is full of emotion, whether it’s sourced through the guitar or the drums or the tonsil strained gusto behind the vocals, each listen brings home a different shade of emotion, and it’s great. They are heavy material, yet somehow get off with being described as ‘hardcore-tinged pop songs’ because of how accessible they are.
It’s a great way to cap off what has been a tough and productive year for Runaround Kids. Teeth Blue, Lips Red certainly feature some of the best material the band has produced so far, and as a whole it adds another brilliant release to the short discography of Runaround Kids, and I can’t wait to hear more.