New York pop-punk band Patent Pending have recently toured the UK, bringing their vibrant show, energizing songs and unique humour to our shores. While they were here, our very own Lacey caught their show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow where they played their best-known hits as well as an intriguing cover of The Spice Girls song Spice Up Your Life.
It was rather strange to see the pop-punk loving crowd shaking their backsides to Spice Up Your Life. La, la, la, lalala, la, la, laaa. The sight of a man with a heavily pierced head and numerous tattoos shimmying to that and grinding against his bemused friend, who didn’t really get it, is something unforgettable and hilarious.
Patent Pending have not just covered that track though. Someone in the crowd requested Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up for a joke, not realising this is also on their new covers album entitled Other People’s Greatest Hits but the band sadly they had not rehearsed it enough to play in public yet.
The standout track on the album is their cover of Little Mix hit Shout Out To My Ex. It’s a tad more electronic than would be expected of Patent Pending but perhaps because it’s so current, it shines brighter than the other tracks. Limited tracks have already been released to Spotify, the first being Spice Up Your Life, but we think they’ve missed a trick there by not teasing their cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You. It’s the most played song in the country so far this year so striking while the song is still hot would surely gain a crazy amount of plays through curiosity.
This covers album perfectly sums up the band. They are fun, at times ironic and aren’t afraid of trying something different in the name of entertainment. They’re enjoying themselves and it’s infectious. It is available at their shows right now for £10 and is released officially later in on 26th May 2017. You can pre-order it on Amazon.
- Wasted/Wake Me Up
- Spice Up Your Life
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
- Never Gonna Give You Up
- Shout Out To My Ex
- Livin’ La Vida Loca
- All Time Low
- Mr. Brightside
- Shape Of You
- See You Again