Raw Pandemonium

If you didn't know better you would think from the opening of Harpies' newest single 'Waitless' that they were just another inconsequential indie act but then 30 seconds in all hell breaks loose and ear bleeding pandemonium takes hold. You have to ask 'who is this band?'

The Birmingham based quartet fronted by the vocally schizophrenic Nicky Honey has put together an incredibly raw, vibrant and unique take on metal. This is certainly a single that makes you sit up and take notice. The melody pieces are more like an Editors style band but when they let loose they make Killswitch Engage and Slipknot look positively tame. My Ruin's Tarrie B and Kittie's Morgan have got some serious competition finally from the British side of the Atlantic.

A radio edit mixed by Glasgow genius Rico also features on the CD; it replaces the intense metal and screams from Honey with a rock style that should appeal to a broader, Kerrang-style crowd. But to be honest the absolutely demented racket of the original version is a hell of a lot more appealing. Very interesting material from a band to keep an eye on, you might as well, with this noise coming out of your speakers you can't very well ignore them!