“The skill and the thrill of a writer on form glows through the best parts of the album. There’s a warmth, a conviction, and a clam lack of fear, and a feeling of freedom that shines…”
“As raucous as Raconteurs, as brooding as Mary Chain, and as gnarly as The Amazons too. With all this flying by in just over three minutes, ‘Caramel’ is tough slice of cool…”
“There’s a myth that a January is musically dead. Let me tell you straight that myth aint true…”
“An exquisite blast of late 80s Cramps stomp and Shonen Knife rockabilly all wrapped in a nu-hiphop ‘tude…”
“Sylvain might not have been star of the show, and Thunders is always a hero, but Sylvain was my biggest living connection to the band that kicked me in the ass…”
“It’s virile, contagious, it’s urgent and lean, but above all it’s just so damn cool. Add to all this a sharp clawed attack on intolerance and we have a fight music brawler…”
“It’s a dormant pop gem with a bubblegum agro and it’s blissfully short, sharp and raucous.”
“There’s enough cosmic glitter to convince Major Tom to break out his crash landing spandex, and more than enough sunshine buttery smoothness to ease out the bumps on the way…”
“Ever wondered what 80’s cock rock and hair metal had in common with Meatloaf and Slade? Ever thought you might want that kick back to the past without old vinyl crackle or (gasp….) tribute gigs? Then this album is your chance to answer those questions and maintain ACDC sized pride.”
‘Dark Times’ is seething, exhausting, exhilarating. A rush of relentless raw pressure.
What could have brought this new album to life and what’s behind the eyes of Mr Richard ‘Kid’ Strange?