In the Post #80: General Fiasco – Waves

By on Friday, 7th October 2011 at 12:00 pm

General Fiasco will be releasing a new EP, ‘Waves’, on 14 November. The title track is a fun, loud guitar-fueled little number, just like ‘Rebel Get By’ and ‘Ever So Shy’ before it. It starts with a great thudding bassline behind Owen Starthern’s winsome vocals. It struck me in this song for the first time in a General Fiasco that they don’t sound like Irish at all on record. Hopefully this will help them find success outside the UK. But first things first: the band is playing a series of dates in Britain in October that will hopefully cement their standing at home.

Maybe it isn’t Shakespeare, but the chorus “and I go back like a wave to the shore / I don’t think about you much now anymore” is a neat little rhyming couplet and a good simile describing someone who’s gotten over a broken heart, which is more than can be said for the average top 40 pop song. Of perfect length for radio play (just slightly under 3 minutes), this one is a winner.


The ‘Waves’ EP by General Fiasco will be released on the 14th of November on Dirty Hit Records.

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