BAND OF SKULLS - Himalayan

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Electric Blues | Autor: WK

The postmodern view that we are allowed to cast from the secure pedestal of the 21st century to the achievements of the past column enables us to combine everything with everything else. Most of the time these combinations go to pieces, but bands like the White Stripes, Yeah, Yeah Yeahs or Black Keys have pretended that you can't be foolhardy enough with these all-round blows. The British band Of Skulls is now taking a white water rafting trip through the rapids of blues, punk, glam and garage. Their songs are filled to the brim with homely Seventies flair, the hooks are murderously catchy, the arrangements absolutely to the point. Band Of Skulls belongs to the growing camp of formations that have at least mentally been taught by T. Rex. When the band from Wolverhampton get lost like in the song "Nightmares" in the eighties between U2 and Simple Minds, they weaken a little, but that remains the exception. "Himalayan" is a great rock fun, for which no cliché is too worn out and no platitude too flat. That's why the record works.

Top track: Asleep At The Wheel

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