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LiamRevenge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:39 am  Reply with quote
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The Chills - Something to Die For (Western Star Records)

Featuring former members of such seminal rock'n'roll outfits as The Krewmen, The Radiacs, New Model Army and the Blue Devils, its pretty fair to say that amongst fans of the genre, The Chills debut release is one of the most anticipated records of the year. And my God, this album does not disappoint! Released through Sharks mainman Alan Wilson's Western Star label, 'Something To Die For', is 12 tracks of bass-driven sleazy rock'n'roll fury; a fuzzy rampage tipping its hat to everything that is good about rock'n'roll. If I were a lazy reviewer, I'd say that this is the middle ground between The Cramps, the Meteors and The Tallboys, but there's much more to it than that; the fuzzed up pounding bass, tight drumming, reverb-heavy guitars like a dual between Dick Dale and East Bay Ray topped with the kind of eerie vocals that would make Christopher Lee piss his knickers like a big girl make this an unrelenting and unsettling aural assault. The album maintains a brutal garage-punk sound throughout, but a surf-meets-country instrumental (Hot Dang Hee Haw) adds a touch of the Man Or Astroman, and the choice of covers (Death-ballad classic Endless Sleep,and the Dead Kennedys' Let's Lynch the Landlord) works brilliantly. If you like your music stripped-down, honest, raw and energetic then this album is for you. Get a copy now and catch 'em live if you get the chance, they're an absolute blast.
www.myspace.com/chillsuk
www.western-star.co.uk

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:42 am  Reply with quote
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LiamRevenge wrote:
If I were a lazy reviewer,


I am!!

Laughing

I second all you've said, best album of the year so far and i'd be suprised if i hear one better!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:57 am  Reply with quote
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ditto what both of you said, absolutely love it. Great review Liam, really does it justice. Highly recommended and dirt cheap from western star shop.

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Aye nice one Liam...good review Cool and you Stu Wink .....Once ive been on here im gonna order it from Western star...............Seen em up here in Whitley bay and to be honest the sound was really bad for them which pissed me off a little as they are a great band......

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:15 pm  Reply with quote
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shamefully i ain't listened to it yet ... courtesy of our dear Welshman "borrowing it " at the Nottingham all dayer / half dayer Wink

Catch em @ Bedlam in september folks !!!
I can't wait to hear the Epileptic Hellbillys demo thingy thats coming to me ( cheers Jo ! Wink )

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LiamRevenge wrote:
New Model Army


Who (from The Chills) was in New Model Army?

Spow


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am  Reply with quote
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Good review Liam - Never hard of em, sounds up my street so I'll get onto Western Star

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:27 am  Reply with quote
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spug5ter wrote:
LiamRevenge wrote:
New Model Army


Who (from The Chills) was in New Model Army?

Spow


Billy told me either the drummer or the bassist (I forget which) was in NMA for a bit

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tobe wrote:

I can't wait to hear the Epileptic Hellbillys demo thingy thats coming to me ( cheers Jo ! Wink )


You wont be disappointed. They're back recording again next week so hopefully an album from them wont be too far away. They're also supporting The Meteors at the Mansfield gig next week and again in Sheffield in December. Certainly think they'll be ones to watch out for next year. check out a couple of their tracks on their myspace

http://www.myspace.com/epileptichillbillys

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Excellent debut release!!!!!!, put the latest offerings by some big name bands to shame!.

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Really looking forward to hearing this!

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Welsh John wrote:
Excellent debut release!!!!!!, put the latest offerings by some big name bands to shame!.


I'll have to take your word for it then Taff !!!!

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Had the pleasure of aquiring some demos of theirs yesterday, will review them over the weekend!!!!

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Bought this album after reading a few things about it, and on Billy's recommendation, well got to say this is one of the best cd's I own, and I am not just sayin it cause Billy is a mate.
Just hope The Chills do something in the near future when he has time in-between the Epileptic's hectic schedule.
Get it bought, u will not be sorry.
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