Indie-rock brawlers Ballroom Boxer bring in their robust manoeuvring to a world of sound best known to be inhabited by the Strokes.
Yes, from the swirling lead guitar riff, to constantly in the red screamed vocals, the group resembles the famous NYC rockers. They are not alone in their appreciation and imitation of the band lemme tell you.
Also, lest we forget, Mr Casablancas and his gang got many of their best ideas from Television and the Velvet Underground, bands that strutted those old, dirty streets ahead of them.
Putting comparisons aside, “Joyride” sounds great. The drum riffs and the mixing are attention grappling. The writing is sharp, and if performed by their more famous NYC act-alikes, it would be considered one of the best of their recent career.
Overall, Ballroom Boxer know how to aim their punches for maximum efficiency, creating an indie-rock sound that has never lost its appeal.