Sugarmen - Dirt (Poor Old Soul Records)
|Sugarmen - Dirt|
Release Date: 13th June 2015
How about this for a musical CV then: Mick Jones produces your new single, Paul Weller invites you for a string of support slots on tour and Blur have you as one of their support acts on their Hyde Park bill in the summer. Not bad for starters, eh? Liverpool lads Sugarmen trade in a lip curled, dead-eyed garage-punk style of indie that buzzes and fizzes in all the right places. New single 'Dirt' is a direct cousin of the Ramones and grew up with Catfish & The Bottlemen kicking cans around the backstreets in beaten up Converse trainers. The strangled guitars, thudding drums and chugging bass all set things up nicely for a vocal delivery that has that Liverpool gang spirit but a downtown Brooklyn attitude and a sense of, well, a sense of 'fuck you' about them. Even without the connections mentioned at the beginning of this review I'd be predicting very big things for these lads as the sheer arrogance and self-assuredness of this two and a half minute slice of gloriousness demands greatness. Nay, it expects it.
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