Sunday, 4 August 2013

Crazy Pills - Break It Down

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They might describe themselves as "Brooklyn's newest female-fronted rock n roll group" but given the city's constantly shifting and heavily crowded music scene that statement probably only rang true for about half an hour. Their debut album 'Restless' has just been released, and Crazy Pills are sharing with us the single 'Break It Down'. While they're possibly not Brooklyn's newest anymore, there's a good chance of them being one of the very best new bands the borough has to offer, as 'Break It Down' is a stellar piece of classic sounding guitar music.

Hectic drumming and the wonderful twangs of surf guitar lead us into the song, before they get through the intro and fully step on the gas with a superb garage-punk riff and a storming vocal. It's those surfy breaks that make the song though, updating the sounds of a couple of generations ago and giving them a new lease of life. This is more than just revivalism, this is knowledge of what made rock 'n' roll such a phenomenon in the first place, and adding this new blast of energy to the genre does it the world of good. Yes, many others have made similar noises in recent years, but Crazy Pills have the potential to be one of the best.

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