Having received their excellent 6-track demo last year expectations were undoubtedly raised for this, their debut album and although it takes a few listens for their hooks to really take a hold of you it doesn’t disappoint at all. Released via their own label DIE TRYING is simple grassroots pop-punk that criss-crosses elements of Down by Law and Alkaline Trio whilst retaining a tenable link with their Midlands contemporaries. If they could only inject a bit more fire and punch into their sound The Fatal Mistake would be more than capable of bigger things. At least that's what I think.