Thursday, April 14, 2005

Do Me Bad Things - Yes

A nine-piece band from Croydon? Doesn't sound all that promising does it, but this album may well be one of the pleasant surprises of the year so far. Weird doesn't begin to describe the band, but as long as you listen with an open mind, and are prepared for a certain amount of silliness (I mean, come on, COWBELLS?), then you should find much to enjoy here.

Singles Time For Deliverance, What's Hideous and The Song Rides pretty much set the tone (if you didn't like them, well then you are better off looking elsewhere) but there is plenty to enjoy throughout the album if one can stomach heavy metal tunes with operatic singing! But seriously, beyond the laughs there are enough killer tunes on this stomping record to hook in pretty much anyone prepared to give them a go. Whether or not their rise will last though, is open to question.

Icon's View - 3 1/2 out of 5.

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