What Would Joe Barlow Do?
Has it really been 2, 3 or 4 weeks since the last Going Underground? I don’t know or care, and neither should you. Today we show the world the wonderful Special Agent Set, fronted by a handsome man named Joe Barlow (no relation to Moon & Back’s own Barlow).
I always find it extra peculiar when good music comes from a giant toilet like Bolton, but Special Agent Set are definitely something special. Sounding like they should have been on Punk-O-Rama 3, their sound is of true pop-punk. They don’t bend to fit into a cliche, Fall Out Boy-esque, style like so many others. This is a thinking punks band, not music for 14 year old girls who wanna donk the drummer. Think Hot Water Music. Think Lawrence Arms. Think Belvedere. Think fucking awesome!
The band have just finished recording their album, which is due for the release in the next month or so, so look out for that! Also there is an acoustic E.P available on their BandCamp page.
I give Special Agent set 4/5 special brews, they’ll get an extra point when they enlist me as their front man.
Special Agent Set are opening for the Get up Kids at the Dog and Partridge this Thursday (26/08/10). Details can be found in the link below:
You can also check them out on MySpace