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Neat, smart, snarling and addictive.

Mr. Shiraz may well have sneaked this self titled release out at the tail end of 2012, but in fine Rocktopia tradition if an album has something about it to recommend, we'll bring it to you. Therefore you can take it as read that 'Mr. Shiraz' has a lot going for it, with a sound that sits neatly nestled between Foo Fighters, Faith No More (at their most focused), Sugar and the snot nosed attitude of The Hives. More importantly it also contains bags of jostling attitude packed melody and damn fine songs, proving that this is a Leeds-based band well worth checking out.

'Built In Sin' surges on a jarring beat, double tracked vocals demonstrating both singers Michael Baird and Karl Smith (who also doubles up on guitar) have the ability to strike a fine balance astride manic and poised. 'I Get Older' uses pointed jabs of guitar to hammer in to place a groove of sufficient potency that you'll be convulsing for weeks after. 'Spy 49' slides an early Faith No More funk into place, while keeping things slightly more in check than elsewhere, realising well placed refinement can hit as hard as the heftiest guitar blow.

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'Educators' struts, pouts and swirls its microphone stand in a way that The Hives thought only they could attempt, proudly bringing a Euro Pop-Punk ethos and nailing it to US/UK modern heavy rock sensibilities. 'Let It Burn' hurls and twirls off the walls with boundless enthusiasm, revealing a side that could make Mr. Shiraz a hit with the kids, while elder statesmen approvingly nod in agreement.

All the while the second of the guitar pair, Tim Patterson delights in turning up the intensity, drummer Rob Priestley thunders home his band's advantage and Tori Black grounds the whole she-bang through back-stabs of bass. Neat, smart, snarling and addictive, Mr. Shiraz cross boundaries, immediately yet aggressively blending into their new surrounds as they do so.

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