The It Boys! crew have planted themselves firmly onto UK soil by playing an eight day tour which included sets with the Forever The Sickest Kids and Cartel lads, plus a gig at the Slam Dunk festival. Not only that, they played their own headline show too, proving they can pull in a crowd over here. With an addictive sound, the looks and great talent, these boys are paving the way for a whole new scene in the music industry. We are loving the fresh new take of mixing rock with pop and not being ashamed of associating with boy bands. “We would be stoked if we got to play with The Wanted or One Direction,” Matt Cut, the lead vocalist told us last issue. Over here, though a lot of people don’t like to admit it, there is a huge divide between the pop and rock culture, so anything that likes to break the mould is always good!
We were pretty excited to have a listen to their debut album ‘Introduction’ out on June 4th through EMI/Century Media Records. With the release of two energetic pop anthems ‘Guys Don’t Like Me’ and ‘Burning Up’ featuring Jeffree Star, we were expecting quite a lot from this album. Did it disappoint? Actually, to be the most honest we have ever been in our entire lives – hell to the no! We were tapping our hands and feet, humming the tunes and repeating the album over and over. Not many albums, or bands for that matter, make us do such things so this rarity, this album, was welcomed at Vanity Towers with a big hug.
It kicks off with an explosive beginning with ‘Start The Party’, fitting for such an upbeat album. There is a mixture of guitar riffs, catchy vocals and club anthems which are infused together to create one bloody good album! With lyrics about these guys being better than your current boyfriend, guys hating them because girls like them and girls in general, you get that sense of ‘rock star’ attitude, but it works, and we wouldn’t have these songs any other way! We are introduced to new favourites such as ‘Spotlight’, ‘Rooftops’ and ‘Spring Break Up’.
This album is what the music scene of the same old, same old has been craving. It’s an all out fun collection of songs that are not to be taken too seriously. So, let that hair down, party hard and go grab this album on June 4th – you will not regret it. VM
itboysmusic.com // ‘Introduction’ out now!