Music's Best Kept Secret
Formed in 2003, Mad Staring Eyes' career has so far seen them win the John Peel unsigned band award in 2005 which led to them playing at Glastonbury and have since received much attention following their performance at this year's SXSW festival, and yet they remain a well kept secret, not really gaining national coverage. But perhaps all this is about to change.
Kicking off with a thundering guitar riff that sounds like its been stolen from a classic 70s rock track, 'Walking In The Streets' proceeds to unleash a flurry of catchy beats and yelping chants that ignite a ball of energy which drills itself into your subconscious. Vocally akin to Boy Kill Boy and Billy Bragg, Mad Staring Eyes charge through 'Walking In The Streets', whipping the song into a frenzy of fun and vivacity, heightened only by the chorus chants of "howling at the moon" and "walking through the streets". This is indie rock with a pop flavour and should certainly put an end to Mad Staring Eyes' days of being a well kept secret.