Last year's Nothing About Me offered an inkling as to what Stickup Kid could perpetrate. They're all about mellow, laid-back pop-punk: nothing too spectacular, just a nice, edgy-yet-simple incarnation of punk on the table. As the name suggests, Future Fire demonstrates how far they've come to realizing their potential and it adds a great deal of credit to their name. This record discloses exactly why Stickup Kid should be going onto bigger and better things very soon. The clauses on growing up and the leases on life are what Stickup Kid throw in with a distinct California flavor.