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Five O’Clock Heroes Prove They’re More Than ‘Skin Deep’

Exclusive! Download the punchy jams of "Skin Deep" from the Five O'Clock Heroes' forthcoming U.S. debut, Bend to the Breaks.

For those about to rock, the Five O’Clock Heroes feature the best of both ponds with sexy Strokes-like style and quality U.K.-influenced riffage. The New York via Northampton, England quartet create bouncy new wave jams smattered with ska and post-punk — the fact that they do it with leather jackets and carefully disheveled manes is strictly icing.

New single “Skin Deep” is a manic, panicked mix of snappy beats, jangly guitars and the best punk snarling since Strummer by singer Antony Ellis. With a snappy call and response chorus set to a simple to-and-fro ska melody, and heaped with elements perfected by Elvis Costello and the Jam, “Skin Deep” showcases a band that knows their influences and isn’t afraid to take them onto 2007’s dance floors. Bend to the Breaks, the band’s U.S. debut long-player, breaks out Oct. 2 via the Glaze label.

Now Hear This:
The Five O’Clock Heroes – “Skin Deep” DOWNLOAD MP3

On the Web:
The Five O’Clock Heroes at MySpace

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