December 11, 2009

Brakes: Rock Is Dodelijk

photo: Nic Shonfeld

All that the Brakes from Brighton need is an appreciative audience capable of handling a full frontal attack of fast garage rock, with a few country songs thrown in as a breather (including the Johnny Cash classic Jackson). Rock Is Dodelijk (Dutch for Rock Kills) catches them in the act during shows at Concorde 2, Brighton, August 2008, and Luxor, Cologne, Germany, May 2009.

It's collection of songs that should be taken in standing up, jumping up and down with fists pumping in the air. This is what the Pixies sounded like ca 1988. They have a wry sense of humour (Heard About Your Band), create an exclamation mark set to music (Comma Comma Comma Full Stop) and the love sick anthem Why Tell The Truth (When It’s Easier To Lie)? is a song that the Arctic Monkeys would love to have written.

The Brakes proof that is a such thing as Britrock. And that, after all the "I am so fucking special, but the whole word hates me" crap of Oasis and such is good news indeed.

Eamon Hamilton: vocals, guitar
Tom White: guitar
Marc Beatty: bass
Alex White: drums

Brakes: Rock Is Dodelijk

Rock Is Dodelijk is released on Fat Cat Records. A new studio single from the album "Why Tell The Truth (When It's Easier To Lie)? / Worry About It Later" is also available on 7" and MP3.

  1. Hi How Are You?
  2. Hey Hey
  3. NY Pie
  4. Pick Up The Phone
  5. I Can’t Stand To Stand Beside You
  6. Heard About Your Band
  7. Cease and Desist
  8. Ring A Ding Ding
  9. What’s In It For Me?
  10. Porcupine or Pineapple
  11. Spring Chicken
  12. Huevos Rancheros
  13. Comma Comma Comma Full Stop
  14. Hey Hey
  15. All Night Disco Party
  16. What’s In It For Me?
  17. Why Tell The Truth (When It’s Easier To Lie)?
  18. Isabel
  19. Don’t Take Me To Space (Man)
  20. Jackson


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