Thursday 14 February 2013

The Mobbs - Ruby Sol

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More breakneck garage-pop from Northampton throwbacks The Mobbs who will be releasing their new album 'Stiff Upper Lip and Trousers to Match' in April. With the claim that 'Ruby Sol' is their breeziest song to date, it could be assumed that The Mobbs are currently where they want to be and finding the type of form they aspire to. Sure enough this is a breezy track; about a bar's worth of introduction and then they leap headfirst into retro powerpop taking 60s garage and updating it with more modern production (and by more modern we mean somewhere around about the late 70s).

Yeah this trio do garage/punk-pop pretty damn well and it's difficult to be left cold by such enthusiasm and when they chuck in some catchy hooks it works nicely. B-side 'This Pounding Heart' focuses more on the punk aspect and is again a zippy number, the kind of song that you'd need titanium-plated fingers to get through a set of without drawing blood. So a pair of neatly done, traditional sounding guitar tunes with a very British feel. Lives won't be changed and records won't be broken but a jolly good time will be had by all.

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Catch them live:

Friday 22nd February 2013 Labour Club, Northampton
Saturday 23rd February 2013 Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London
Friday 8th March 2013 Substance, Dusk Till Dawn, London
Saturday 16th March 2013 Dazzle Danzclub, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 13th April 2013 The Lamplighter, Northampton
Friday 10th May 2013 Garageland, The Royal Sovereign, London

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