There is always a sweet spot that sits somewhere between blues, rock and glam. Here, you find a cool mix of authenticity and weight, sleazy seduction, infectious melodies, loose grooves, and technical know-how. It’s a place where you can still hear the echoes from the heyday of bands such as The Stones, Hanoi Rocks, Dogs D’amour and The Quireboys. It is also where you find Tokyo Tramps.
Sweet Melody, which kicks the album off, is a taught bundle of slide and swagger, Can’t Find My Way Home leans into more traditional soulful blues territory but has plenty of pace and punch, and Blues Leave Me Alone is funky and fun.
Even songs such as Where Did You Hide Your Love? which launches from an almost gospel sound, quickly wraps itself in more low-slung, rock and roll sass.
It’s a cool album. One that reminds you of the past but paves the way for a bright new future. Music is cyclical, after all, and sleazy blues-rock seems to be back in the game.