Full Tramp by Dirty Fences

Dirty Fences are a band who are happy keeping it straightforward, Full Tramp being a 10 track blast-through of punk rock, with occasional glam-flairs. Coming out of Brooklyn but releasing on Nevada’s Slovenly Recordings, Dirty Fences are indeed dirty in sound and presentation. CD or LP, take yer pick.

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Full Tramp by Dirty Fences
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7/10 Robin 20 May 2015

Today we’re listening to garage rock which motivates that most hedonistic urge: to hold a beer up in the air in jubilation and lose a little bit of it in the process. Dirty Fences’ ‘Full Tramp’ is full of anthemic hooks that are sure to spread like wildfire around a crowd of listeners, with songs like “Judy” and “Give Me A Kiss” toying with celebratory riffs and repeating mantras ‘til we’re red in the face with singalong material.

‘Full Tramp’ has a distinctly old-school feel, harkening back to the era of proto-garage before affectations or production had a thing to do with the songs. Dirty Fences march to their choruses as directly as a little band called Death, with everything else sounding serendipitous: riffs burst out almost incidentally, as another supplementary form of joy -- the guitars of “These Freaks” squeal and unwind as a sturdy chord sequence bounces the band back and forth. The ominous, psych-flecked stomp of “Heartbeater” only leads to a nifty little one-word chorus for the band to conjure some joint vocals on.

Nostalgia garage rock is never going to be world-beating, of course, but ‘Full Tramp’ is a proficiently deployed bit of garage rock with nothing out of place: the guitars are, of course, the focus, the band wringing a lot of joy out of showboating riffs that Jack Black would probably worship to at the altar. Good stuff -- look out for the cooed backing vocals on “High School Rip”, and swoon at your discretion.


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