William - Five Minute Wonder

Stas Werno 17/08/2007

Rating: 4/5

William have the ability to create a sense of nostalgia with their music whilst remaining simultaneously relevant and fresh, and 'Five Minute Wonder' is no exception. Whilst the 90's influences remain totally unhidden, there's the undeniable feeling that with the advent of bland-rock and constant revival of all things 80's, bands like William are still needed - and indeed very welcome.

The juttering verses and explosive chorus are a pleasure to listen to - my only gripe is that their recordings do not yet add up to the mastery of their live performances.

Released 1/10/07