Cambridge’s Bloody Knees do focus on death and mortality in their lyrics, but this doesn’t translate into brooding, gothic sludge. Instead it’s an entertaining kind of horror, as if they’ve written some party jams for Halloween.
There’s some sadness in there, but it’s not easy to take that on when the lyrics are being wrapped in such lively punk noise. ‘100 Days’ finds singer Bradley Griffiths lamenting the fact that: “For the first time in my life, I feel old.” Sorry Bradley but everything surrounding your vocals sounds like such a good time. Besides, try being 25, then get back to me.