Single Review – Peter Parker: Swallow The Rockets


Writing a review for the There Will Be Fireworks album is kicking my arse, so here’s something else good in the meantime.

Imagine if you will that Elastica came from Glasgow and maybe weren’t so obsessed with their Wire and Stranglers records. Now imagine that they’ve kicked out that annoying singer and hired Clare Grogan instead. The results would be a bit like Peter Parker.

To me, this thought is a wonderful thing. Suitably enough Swallow The Rockets, the debut single by Glasgow quartet Peter Parker – led by Miss the Occupier frontwoman Roz Davies – is also a wonderful thing.

The A-side, Swallow The Rockets, grabs you immediatly with a pounding baseline and scummy guitar riff. It then holds you by the head and doesn’t let go for the next 3 minutes. Spikey, snarly and just plain fab.
B-side Temper Temper doesn’t do anything the A-side doesn’t, it just does in different ways, but we liked the A-side, so that’s just fine. Less snarly than Swallow The Rockets, but every bit as catchy and fun.

All in all, great pop music, and a fantastic debut single, it gets Five Stars on the random imaginary star rating system.

The single is out now, you can download it from eMusic
and iTunes. If you want a physical copy the 7″ is limited to 500, so you should probably move quite quick. Avalance seems like your best bet at getting a copy.

Peter Parker MySpace

And a video of the A-side:


  1. Ed says:

    Lovin’ it, glad you’re covering them too!

  2. b says:

    really like this!! (I keep coming here to listen to the video.)

  3. David says:

    I didn’t know that Peter Parker (and Miss The Occupier) were on eMusic. Brilliant! My only problem is I already have 194 items “saved for later”. So much good stuff on eMusic, I can’t keep up with 75 downloads a month. :-)

  4. Jim says:

    I know the feeling David. It’s worse for me, I only have 40 a month to play with!