Fresh faced Northern rockers The Blueskins release their debut album having already wowed us with ‘The Magic Rd. EP’ and ‘User Friendly’, performances at Reading and Leeds and in support of the Fiery Furnaces, John Squire and The Stands. The Yorkshire lads have been working hard and it shows.
The Blueskins sound includes frantic blues rock, almost psychobilly in places, and the occasional off kilter pop rock like the brilliant ‘Ellie Meadows’. The sounds may be borrowed from the rock of the sixties and seventies but the way they are used is anything but dated. The passion, enthusiasm and sheer quality comes through in every note. Songs like ‘My Love Is Law’ rock hard and fast while ‘Change My Mind’ manages to cram the same power into the twangs of surf rock. There are no fillers on ‘Word Of Mouth’, each track will get you going and wanting more.
Label : Domino
Release Date : 26 April 2004
Website : www.theblueskins.com
Tracklisting (the order may change)
The Blueskins are Ryan Spendlove (Vocals/guitar), Maff Smith(Bass), Paul Brown (Drums) and Richie Townsend (Guitar).