Talking of My Chem, people often say, “Why is there not another My Chemical Romance?” Well, I’ll tell you why, because it’s not just about a great look and the right swagger, it’s about having the ability to write amazing songs; timeless, iconic songs. Be under no illusion, through all their emo, bombastic glory, My Chemical Romance wrote solid-gold pop anthems, and that, my friends, is a lot harder than it sounds.
With that in mind, appreciate the enormity of what I’m about to say: Sheffield’s Havelocke are coming for your crown, MCR!
Listen to their song Vampire Eyes below, and be instantly transported in your mind to the utter joy of being in a sweaty crowd, screaming the lyrics of your favourite song back at the band. It feels visceral and vital, and goddammit I love it.