Saturday 29 October 2011

King Salami & The Cumberland 3 - Trubble Trubble/Jellyfish

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The two tracks on the new single from King Salami & The Cumberland 3 are fairly standard retro rock 'n' roll  fare, aping the great rhythm and blues pioneers without striving to stamp any of their own personality on the record. The result is a fairly generic sound that's a tad too bland to leave a lasting impression. 'Trubble Trubble' is amiable enough with it's fervent vocal and brass, and like it or not, it gets the feet tapping, but it could have been made by any number of pub-rock bands. The instrumental 'Jellyfish' is better and has a certain clap-along charm and an almost powerpop energy thanks to the beefy, reverberating bass, but it's too much of a facsimile of the past to get overly excited about. King Salami & The Cumberland 3 are reasonable enough but their sound doesn't possess a sufficient amount of its own identity to linger for long in the memory.

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