Based out of San Jose, CA, Stickup Kid has been doing quite a lot of growing up over the course of three releases and on “Future Fire” they show that they have pretty much outgrown the kid moniker.
Opener “Lost” starts off slow before building up to a big pay-off in the finale with lots of oohs and aahs which lead us into the fairly standard pop-punk of “The Depths Of Me”. Couple of songs down the line they take a cue or two from Third Eye Blind on “Keeping My Distance”, a song that has ‘single’ written all over it. These guys manage to keep things interesting by occasionally changing up the pace, they have the melodic hooks down pat and there’s plenty of energy to go round.
To be honest, vocalist Tony Geravesh does not have the greatest voice in the world and it’s not like these guys are reinventing pop-punk here but Stickup Kid does sound sinceren and “Future Fire” is just a solid album that guarantees back-to-back fun. Nothing wrong with that!