The fact that Hit The B Button are from Belfast by way of Canada, kind of confirms the simple truth of their message expressed via their debut E.P. ‘Apartments’, and that is that life for those in the world stuck in a small apartment with just their gadgets, their games consoles and their imagination is the same the world over.
My appetite for the ‘B Boys’ was well and truly whetted by their single ‘Martial’, which I reviewed for the Singles Club a few weeks back. I found it refreshing how the lads were able to write what I’d call a true Pop/Punk single which totally summed up what that genre should mean – writing a simple-but-catchy guitar-based tune. They made it sound incredibly easy and frankly it totally blew away all of the other over-produced, over-stylized, so-called Pop/Punk that has been sent my way of late. Hit The B Button definitely have a real D-I-Y ethos and, while it has perhaps meant that production-wise the E.P. does not scale any heights, I don’t feel it holds the songs back. In fact, it kind of adds to the charm of the band.
◀ STANDOUT ⁞ Martial ▶
◀ SOUNDS LIKE ⁞ Biffy Clyro ▶