Vera : Phono Emergency Tool is an Italian trio that put a song on a compilation for the first time in 2003. ‘Get The PET’ includes songs, written by vocalist/guitarist Andrea Sgarzi and vocalist/bassist Sandro Sgarzi. The brothers are completed by drummer Marco Lama. Live they also play a couple of covers and at the beginning of the album it seems that the band is ready for having a party with wild rocking attitude. They call it PET sound and it goes from pop rock to alternative rock, with any blues, psyche and indie rock.
We got wild rock indeed during ‘Floating So Fast’ and ‘Five In Four’, but the storytelling ‘On The Air’ seems like a weak Nirvana. One can notice any cautious punk influences as well, for instance in ‘Blow Moulding Machine’ and ‘Hevo’. Well, it is pop punk. ‘Crimentology’ verges to Lou Reed, but even that artist is not always brilliant and this is one of these weaker moments. Furthermore it gets worse and worse and we cannot find any interesting moments anymore. ‘A Lower Life’ seems to be inspired by The Beatles and ‘Heyday’ is a kind of joke to round off. Weak album.