Time for a bit of old school rock to blow through the sales, we’ve visited some exotic resorts in the last few weeks so time to make port somewhere a little more familiar, join me on my excursion to High Noon by the ultra-talented The Lost Souls Club.
Being treated to comparisons as far removed as Nine Inch Nails to The White Stripes, The Lost Souls Club could be forgiven for getting carried away with all the good press, naturally when I read the comparisons I was sceptical (but open-minded). My scepticism was definitely not needed, they certainly do deserve all the praise, some of the comparisons may have been a little off but the sound is truly great.
They have a dark and mysterious quality about them, a smooth mix of distortion and thick bass they get that sound just right, moody without being goth, angst without being Danzig. I found it very hard to make a comparison, there are elements of so many bands strewn throughout each song, not in a contrived way that would suggest the band were incapable of originality but more in the sense that they have created something original and it just sounds familiar, which good stuff always seems to.
Opening track Romeo is a real stonker, there’s a repeating bass line that has such a massive hook it should be fishing a flying boy out of a clicking crocodile, it is so infectious I genuinely couldn’t get it out of my head, a real beauty of a track. Follow-up Kiss Away The Sun is another great track, similar in it’s structure, not out of place in a Tarantino movie, and along with the rest of the tracks club together to make a nice EP that would be a great summer album, some good driving tracks in there.
All in all it’s a great little EP from a quality band, something original but still managing to be classic rock ‘n’ roll from start to finish, blowing out the cob webs left by some other bands that have gone astray of late. These guys aren’t here to replace anyone, they’re here to bring their own sound and build their own fans, I say good luck to them, 2013 is sure to be a massive year for The Lost Souls Club so get your self out to see them as soon as you can.