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Delivering slick blues riffs in a stampede of heavy rhythms, Band Of Missfits' latest single Crickets is an exercise in faithful rock'n'roll – complete with hand claps, face-melting solos and a fiery overdriven chorus. The Perth quartet make a triumphant return to band life after lockdown forced them into more solo-based ventures. Well, they are stoked to be back... and it shows. Expertly produced by Sean Lillico, Crickets is so overflowing with energy and passion that it's the closest you'll get to seeing Band Of Missfits on stage without actually being there. Nominated as 'Most Popular New Act' at the 2018 WAM Awards, Band Of Missfits found a loyal fanbase almost as soon as they started gigging... a testament to their ability to get a party started. What began as a solo career for the band's frontwoman – singer-songwriter Kym Redmond – eventually grew into a full ensemble as she found herself needing a sound that was bigger, edgier and more powerful. In 2016, Redmond formed Band Of Missfits, and soon after the band released their debut EP. From there, it has been a journey of growth and dedication. 2018's Higher Passage EP was a turning point for the band. Redmond's songwriting departed from the more acoustic format of her previous work, into a more dirgey, muscular sound – drawing elements of classic rock and grunge into a blues-rock gumbo. The direction was a resounding success with the Band Of Missfits' ever-increasing audience, who were drawn to the band's lyrical honesty and exciting delivery. Summarised quite perfectly by Mysteria Maxima Magazine as 'a great sound, a great band and a bloody great voice', Band Of Missfits found themselves on a roll.