Hailing from the Redditch and Birmingham areas, currently unsigned trio Stakeout are looking to make waves with their debut EP. Opening track ‘Chelesea’, with its catchy hooks and clear, energetically delivered vocals from front man Matthew, some of which are bound to have the band compared to the likes of You Me At Six, make for a good start. ‘Maybe I’ ensures listeners remain tapping their feet, wanting to sing along, making this a a sure-fire great number to play live. ‘Get Up and Go’ is almost a replica of its predecessor, melodic and extremely fan friendly - a band to offend these guys certainly are not. ‘White Lies’ is a great example of musicianship, the trio working together in perfect rhythm; however there is nothing lyrically that makes it stand out - the songs so far sound almost the same - and this is something that would likely prove irritating to some listeners were the EP not kicked into gear by final track ‘Never End‘. The almost cheesy pop vibe of previous tracks is shredded and replaced with a strong pounding of drums, hitting of guitars and a much deeper, rockier sound. Stakeout without question have the catchy songs any pop rock band looking to make an impact would love to claim as theirs. Now it’s up to the band to get out there, get themselves noticed and make the songs pay dividends not just for them, but their fans, followers and anyone who likes a good tune.