Really we mean rock music before it was ruined, became self-indulgent and eventually resulted in Spinal Tap, although hundreds of bands still didn't get the irony and continued their comical lives making comical... well it wasn't even funny any more by that point... music. This EP's lead single is called 'Howl' and it sounds a bit like all of the bands mentioned above (except Spinal Tap). This is the sound of rock as a deep, bluesy groove that was meant to get down and dirty without resorting to clichéd tactics and drum solos. There's power here; 'Howl' is a big song, one that's very much traditional but natural and honest with it. Perhaps we'll see a resurgence in this style as it was designed to be, not as the steaming pile of mess it ended up as. That sounds like Hamish Anderson's goal anyway.
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Catch him live:
Wed, Nov 20, Revolver Upstairs, Prahran, Victor
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