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Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes
As Cruel As Schoolchildren

Probably one of the smartest moves Gym Class Heroes will ever make is recruiting Fall Out Boy’s golden voice Patrick Stumph to sing the chorus of this irresistible summertime song.

Alone the four New York playground rappers have failed to stir much of a buzz when compared to their pin-up labelmates (Panic! At The Disco, Cute Is What We Aim For, etc), but all that is about to change.

“I mean she even cooks me pancakes/And alka seltzer when my tummy aches”; their bemusing take on new love is both lyrically heartwarming and fun. Frontman Travis McCoy is delectable, his cutthroat sardonic attitude towards the topic in hand quite intriguing and spellbinding, whilst his makeshift alternative rock band setup provide the choppy, hook-laden filler. And of course, Stumph is on hand through each chorus, lending his lush lungs to what is surely one of the catchiest singles to be released this month. Pure class.

Cathy Reay