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Will bring a wicked smile to the faces of sleaze fans everywhere.

As Sweden’s original sleaze merchants, Nasty Idols have done well to keep hold of their integrity, not to mention their hairspray and headscarves. As with many of their kind, they were killed off by the travesty that was the Grunge scene in the mid 90s, but lurked in the wings and waited for their chance to come around again. ‘Heroes For Sale’ re-established the band’s name back in 2002, with 2009’s ‘Boys Town’ giving them a third stab at fame, fortune and fags.

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The band is still led by the unmistakeable voice of Andy Pierce, backed by co founder Dick Qwafort (bass), 20 year guitar man Peter Espinoza and new(ish) drummer boy Rikki Dahl. Pierce’s vocals are just right for this sort of low down, dirty ditties, not a million miles away from Jizzy Pearl at times. The music packs in the hooks, with some great choruses and truly sleazy verses. This is a band who love getting low down and dirty, all funny fags and cheap whiskey, sunglasses indoors, pouting and posing. The standout for me is the title track, although there’s plenty here to enjoy. It’s not exactly news that they use such titles as ‘Sister Sin’, Pleasure Of The Pain’ and ‘Sweet Suicide’, but this is what this style of music is all about, and Nasty Idols sure play up to that.

There’s still a good market for quality rock that evokes memories of the Strip in the late 80s, and whilst Nasty Idols don’t always hit the nail right on the head they have a pretty good success rate here. Raw, uncomplicated music, this will bring a wicked smile to the faces of sleaze fans everywhere.

Alan Holloway

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