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High Hopes: Biters

Atlanta’s new rock’n’roll hopes talk burnouts, Kiss fans and jamming with the homeless.

Disaffected small-town punk gets kicked out of high school, moves to the city, his band promptly get signed but implode in a cacophony of drugs and rock’n’roll excess. His second band meet the same fate. Said punk might have subsequently crawled into a bottle/Xbox/bag of crack for the rest of his life.

Or, if you’re Tuk Smith, you get it together and form Biters – one of the sparkiest power-pop-charged rock’n’roll acts to have emerged of late, having completed a mighty debut, Electric Blood. If Cheap Trick teamed up with Thin Lizzy and dressed like the Ramones, this could be the result.

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