Tweet Tweet!

HOME 
REVIEWS
albums
singles/downloads
gigs
demos
NEWS
INTERVIEWS
FREE MP3s
STREAMED MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
FORUM
LINKS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SEARCH
Follow SXP on Twitter
- RSS Feed
 
SoundsXP Presents
Next show:

BAD FRIDAY!
Acts tbc

The Windmill, Brixton
Good Friday 2017, 3pm till late


On Our iPod

Latest Forum Posts
Album Review

Death
N.E.W. Drag City Records

Article written by Ged M - Apr 24, 2015

DEATH_NEW.jpg
“This feels like a resurrection!” howl Death on their new album, N.E.W. Yet the track ‘Resurrection’ feels more like a Flight of the Conchords heavy rock pastiche. The band were (re)discovered in 2008, thanks to the re-release of For The Whole World To See on Drag City. The reaction to an unknown but brutally powerful garage punk band from Detroit stimulated a release of whatever material had been written or recorded by leader David Hackney before his death in 2000 but they exhausted that source with the last album III. Yet the band continues, with the other brothers Bobbie and Dannis Hackney, joined by Bobbie Duncan. They’re returned with an album of new songs and ones they’ve finished from 70s sketches by Bobbie and David. And while you don’t want to begrudge them a living after their wilderness decades, you can’t help feeling that they should have cashed in their chips after the archival releases.

There are some good songs; ‘Relief’ is an Alice Cooper/ early 70s Detroit rocker let down by clichés: “it’s time to rock’n’roll for real”. ‘Playtime’ sounds like the Dirtbombs playing bubblegum rock while ‘Who Am I’ is garage rock introspection. But more often they’re a heavy rock bar band, aping Thin Lizzy, whose hippyish lyrics sound pretentious. There’s not much inspiration and some tracks just keep going out of seeming desperation. It’s no fun to slag off a band with a great reputation (I so wanted this to be great) but there’s nothing here that wasn’t done a million times better by the original band. The lesson is: Death, be not proud…

Links:
http://www.deathfromdetroit.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_(punk_band)
https://www.facebook.com/DeathPunkFromDetroit

LATEST FEATURES
Remembering the Radio Trent Rock Show
LATEST NEWS
Wedding Present headline Refugee Rock benefit
Blitzen Trappen visualise sound of new album
Extended Katsenjamming
Yuck Spit Out New Album Update, Share First Track
Need Replacements For Your Old Vinyl? Alt-Rock Pioneers' Reissues Coming Soon
Music & Booze At Old Spitafields Independent Music Market This Saturday
Micachu and The Shapes New Album Could Be Good... Or Bad
Public Image Ltd.'s New Album Can Only Mean Trouble (And Rants About Plumbers...)
Alive & On Fire: The Dead Weather Announce First Album In Five Years
A Spectre From The Past With Veruca Salt's New LP? Listen In Full!
LATEST FREE MP3s
Foxtails Brigade "Far Away and Long Ago"
North By North "Pistoletta"
Die Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen "Nach dem Spiel"
Theatre Royal "The Days Grow Hotter"
Oliver Gottwald "Freunde fürs Leben"
Heart/Dancer "Outro"
Clowwns "Idiot Bouncing"
Double Denim "Wide Open"
Flout "Rainchecks"
The Scenes "City Of White Blankets"

 

© Sounds XP Design by Darren O'Connor and Adam Walker