Thursday, February 23, 2012
Band Of Skulls: Sour By The Minute, Sweeter By The Hour
There are many things to love about the Band Of Skulls and most of those things can be found in the title track of their sophomore effort, "Sweet Sour." It's Zep-heavy, it's Black Keys hip, and it's got a hooky little refrain with some hooky little harmonies.
The Skulls are from England and they are all the buzz. I'm loving what I'm hearing, though I do have one complaint. They employ that two-part harmony trick on almost every song. That may not annoy you as much as it does me, but hearing it on the opener knocked me out. It was a great mix of hard rock grit and 60's psychedelia. By track 5, the bloom was off that rose, and it became a bit of a distraction. The Band Of Skulls have serious rocking abilities that seem to get sabotaged with their alt-country, Laurel Canyon singing.
Still, "Sweet Sour," from Band Of Skulls is kind of hot. The title cut and the new single "Bruises" sit below. What do you think?