"Drink, Dance, Play" opens the EP, and showcases the band's unabashed intent to play guitar/synth pop anthems with upfront hooks and soaring vocals. A warm, infectious call to live for the moment, it is a great summer song.
But while "Drink, Dance, Play" may be the focal point of the Young Kato EP, the other three tracks demonstrate that this band promises to have staying power. "Break Out" is a similarly paced album that deftly follows the loud/soft template. "Life's Good" is an interesting song with somewhat less fireworks, but a nice melody, full sound and excellent vocals. The final track, "Revolution" is a burning post-punk track that ends the album as it started -- with evidence that this is a band from which we can expect to continue to hear great tunes.
Young Kato is Tommy Wright, Jack Edwards, Joe Green, Joe Lever, Harry Steele and Sam Henderson.
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