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This is the sort of stuff that will go mental once 'the kids' get hold of it, so be at the front of the cool queue by getting it now.

Not content with working in our bars, the Australians are now doing this music thing as well, something ably demonstrated by Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello, collectively known as The Graveltones.

It's pretty inevitable that comparisons will be made with The White Stripes, as The Graveltones are also a drummer/guitarist combo that sticks two fingers up to convention. This is true garage rock, the sort made by two kids who couldn't find a bassist and finally realized that no one really needs one anyway. The music is raw and aggressive, underpinned with blues sensibilities and big ass rock riffs. There's not a lot of subtlety here, and in the main the music is a crunchy maelstrom that really isn't a million miles away from that other guitar/drummer combo they are probably fed up of being compared to. Sorry guys, but you bring it on yourselves... The most positive aspect is that they embody the best bits of the White Stripes, the bits where they kick ass, so that's no such a bad thing.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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'Don't Wait Down' is gutter rock, without pretension. It's hard hitting and will get under your skin and into your brain. Sure, there's one duff track ('I Am A Liar' is slow and boring) and one freaky track (closer 'Six Billion' has an experimental whiff about it's seven minute length) but the rest rock like there's no tomorrow, fuzzbox on and amp all they way to eleven. This is the sort of stuff that will go mental once 'the kids' get hold of it, so be at the front of the cool queue by getting it now.

Alan Holloway

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