With his current album, the debut of Matthew Collings, with which the musician had consistently renounced the 'pure' ambience of his former project Sketches For Albinos, is re-released once again.
The opener "Speechless" makes you speechless in the truest sense of the word. In the best Black Crowes manner the Australians Dirty York ignite a Southern Rock grenade here, which still works and explodes even during the fifth and sixth listening. After such a song one would forgive a band even the most embarrassing ballads. But you can't find them among the twelve retrorock tracks on "Feed The Fiction". Even "Dollar Bet Man" is still saving its way into the "Sweet Virginia" Rolling Stones Country Rock niche. It goes without saying that the other eleven tracks can only keep up with "Speechless" to a limited extent, even though the midtempo track "Free To Find Out" with its soulful Rock'n'Roll feel comes quite close to this exceptional number. Dirty York should be on the radar. Especially because as Australians they probably have more traction than many a troop from New York or Los Angeles that is praised in the sky. So you can already look forward to the next prank of the five from Melbourne.
Top track: Speechless