Knievel Genius - Daylight
Owain Paciuszko 17/08/2009
First single release from London four-piece has a kind of At The Drive-In alternative rock vibe. Whilst managing to hit the mark of being suitably loud and proud, the song itself lacks direction, and winds up feeling like the kind of non-descript rock that would make a fervent Guitar Hero fan very happy; you can almost hear the guitar-shaped controller clicking away incessantly in the background. Knievel Genius seem to be very much about the swagger and bluster, describing themselves as 'four handsome bastards in their twenties' but the music needs to come along at little way to meet their own hype. It's not a catastrophic debut, but it feels more filler than killer.