FINGERS CROSSED - 'Better Luck Next Time' cassette review
"FINGERS CROSSED are an awesome two-piece from Leeds who play pretty lo-fi pop punk that's fairly basic musically but is none-the-less bright and catchy, with some really memorable vocal and guitar melodies, and clever drum-work that mixes things up and emphasises the multitude of rhythms. A lot of the strength of this six track tape is in the lyrics too, with considered words on a number of issues from gender identity to daily work life monotony, all sung in a somewhat dead-pan style. The artwork and packaging is fantastic on this too, with a lovely red and green colour scheme and hand flicked paint on the cassette shell. So yeah, if you're not averse to a bit of lo-fi recording on your pop-punk, this humorous and thought-provoking little release could be right up your street. Nice one. You can check out the song 'Work / Life Balance' on our tape."