Harrisons No Fighting In The War Room

Harrisons No Fighting In The War Room

It would be very easy to simply dismiss Harrisons as yet another band from Sheffield that probably wouldn’t have registered as a blip on the British music scene if it wasn’t for fellow Sheffielders the Arctic Monkeys. But based on the strength of their debut album, No Fighting In The War Room, maybe that isn’t such a bad idea. That may be a little unfair, because there are moments where glimmers of potential lurk, but they are another young British putting swagger before substance. Lord knows they do try just about everything to find a formula that works for them — there’s a bit of the Clash here, some of the Jam there and the inevitable moments reminiscent of those Arctic fellows. In theory, something should stick to the wall, yet No Fighting In The War Room is nothing more than an energetic album that hints that the band’s third album might be their breakthrough, if they last that long. (Melodic)