Friday, 20 January 2017

The Molochs - America's Velvet Glory

I've been enjoying The Molochs for a while, Lucas Fitzimmons's mixed his Los Angeles upbringing with his Argentinian roots to offer up fast paced Garage Rock. The new album, America's Velvet Glory, is a journey into great 60's Psych Pop and UK Beat.

Jangling Guitar on The One I Love is almost Merseybeat, could even be The Searchers. New York breaks out into a Blues Riff from it's initial strum. I Don't Love You could be The Stone Roses. The album is at it's best though when Ryan Foster adds his Inspiral Carpets type keyboards on the likes of the album opener.

There's so much variation on the album with just the hint of the band's initial Garage beginnings. You can imagine No More Cryin' with it's harmonica riffs being played at some London Beat Club, yet You Never Learn could be on a Lou Reed album.

This album caught me completely by surprise. Plenty for everyone, it's a storming 33 minutes.

You can listen to and buy the album here and everywhere.

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