MySpace Review – The Bloody Shanks

Been awhile since Tickets There got round to a MySpace Review. We lost the fire there for a wee while, damn American’s annoying us, but as always, Tickets There has regrouped and we’re ready to start bringing you some of the freshest and best talents from around the country…..whenever we find them or, like The Bloody Shanks, when they find us. There’s nothing we like more than downright dirty rock n roll (may have mentioned this before, 1,000 times is enough TT – Ed) and The Bloody Shanks obviously take their lead from classic rock n roll bands of the past. So, without further ado, let’s see what they’re like (they’re pretty damn sweet – Ed)…(Damn it, shut the hell up biotch and let us review it! – TT).

As usual, we’ve haven’t heard the bands EP (because they just finished recording it) and we haven’t seen them live.

Girl (Leave Me Alone) gets the ball rolling and you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a classic Stones song covered by an amazing Kinks tribute band with Irelands leading Mick Jagger / sixties front man impersonator. The good news is, the song’s new, the bands Irish and they’re kick ass. It’s short, to the point, catchy and has attitude, swagger and general sleaze rock pouring out of it. Great wee number and more than enough to praise the band straight away. This is what rock is meant to sound like; it’s how the whole concept was perfected.

Ugly Situation is next and before going on, I have to mention that the songs on MySpace are only rough demo’s but you really should pop over and hear them before the band upload their new recordings,. The dirty, gritty sound really suits the tracks, especially when the bass lines on Ugly Situation kicks in. It’s got that classic, Elvis film, swinging sixties, surfing kind of sound. Organ, basic, catchy riffs, sweet bass lines and swaggering vocals. Another winner. The vocals are a little different though and remind me more of Female Hercules than the Stones. Nice to hear diversity and another firm thumbs up for the boys.

Last, but far from least is She Don’t Know. Its formula and style is pretty much the same as the other two but why break it if it ain’t broken? Like Sounds of System Breakdown, Sweet Jane and Cheap Freaks, Tickets There can’t say enough about how much we like this band. It’s simple, it’s down to earth, rock n roll from the soil for anyone out there who still enjoys some good old fashioned, uncomplicated music. Expect to see a review of the bands new EP as soon as it’s out.

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