Unlike their countrymen, the Coopers are not afraid to rock out. Nor do they shy away from showing emotion. On Kick Up, they control chaos through the wonderfully dated circa 1986 Metallica-like heavy throbs of "Promises Promises," which drops into poignant love songs like the distraught 1998 Spiritualized-esque "Into My Arms," while on "Talking to a Brick Wall" they incorporate both ends of the spectrum into one number, going from acoustic plucks and begging croons to a crunching grind and desperate howls. As jerkily schizophrenic as this may sound, it actually comes off as completely genius. The balance the band hits is just right, giving you a dose of hard rock to charge you up and a soothing antidote to calm you down just as the power chords become too strong to take.