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If you're a fan of blue rock boogie you’ll no doubt find a new friend in Snew.

The third album from Los Angeles based Snew doesn’t see them reinventing anything except their basslines, which are now provided by Willie Basse, the legend-in-his-own-lunchtime founder of Black Sheep. To be honest, his inclusion hasn’t affected the band’s sound one way or another, although I’m sure it’s raised their profile which is never a bad thing.

Snew play down and dirty bluesy sleaze rock, their comparisons to AC/DC not helped by Curtis Don Vito’s vocals, which bear quite a resemblance to Bon Scott. The songs are riff based stompers for the most part, bouncing along happily until broken up by some neat guitar solos from Andy Lux. It’s the type of music that’s hard to dislike due to the fact it’s simple and catchy, but hard to love because you’ve heard it all a million times before. The one break from formula is the ballad ‘Bad Words’, a track that rams home the fact that bands like Snew shouldn’t do ballads, because it doesn’t suit the band or Vito’s voice. Snew are definitely at their best throwing out no frills, kick ass rock and roll, and should leave the ballads to Journey.

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‘What’s It To Ya’ is a tight album, make no mistake, and it has been wowing fans of the genre all over the place recently. Me, I think I’d rather check out this sort of band live, as on CD they certainly rock hard but I’d rather listen to Airborne or this month’s other bluesy rock stomper by Doug Varty. I’m sure existing fans will get a massive kick out of this album, as Snew have kept true to themselves, and if you’re a fan of blue rock boogie you’ll no doubt find a new friend in Snew.

Alan Holloway

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