ALBUM REVIEW: Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 16.03.18





Cards on the table: you’ll get no cool critical objectivity here. I’m a fully paid-up member of the Cult of Speedo in all his incarnations, of which Hot Snakes are one of the best. Nonetheless, you can trust me when I assure you that Jericho Sirens – their first album in 14 years – isn’t just ‘one for the fans’.

This is coolly frantic post-hardcore garage rock, every song built around the kind of riffs Speedo probably knocks out in his sleep. The tracks fly past in a blur of energy and swagger and while single Six Wave Hold-Down is as radio-friendly as they get (built for soundtracking a truly great road movie), there isn’t a song on here that’s less than thrilling.



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