9/10 Clinton Staff review, 11 January 2013
Sounding not unlike a Rolling Stones who have grown up solely on The White Stripes and Beck, the opening title track here blasts in with a guttural scream, riffs churn effectively whilst vocals holler. It all reaches a crescendo on a skyscraping chorus, messy dirty fun. ‘Blinding City’ is even better, washing along with a sea of acoustic guitars it reminds me of The La’s, 13th Floor Elevators and Ty Segall all playing at the same time.
Brilliantly produced, each track has an energy charge, ‘Never More’ sounds like the best bits of early Love when they were still a garage band and before the whimsical psychedelia took hold whilst ‘Texas Revisited’ hurtles off into mid ‘60s r’n’b, early Stones, early Beefheart.
And on it goes, the best bits of pre ‘66 garage rock all put into a blender and regurgitated into something new and exciting, the have a knack with a tune throughout - ‘Restless’ is tremendous, somehow bringing shoegaze into the equation like The Animals playing Ride’s back catalogue. Just brilliant throughout and highly recommended.
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