Thursday 18 October 2012

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Dont Hear It…Fear It!! (2012)

Gosh, this retro wave is throwing up some funny albums. Funny as in gritty, name this band games.

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell is an UK band signed on Rise Above Records (run by Lee Dorian from Cathedral and ex Napalm Death) which seems to be playing gigs around UK. Just like the two bands they sounds like. Budgie and Black Sabbath. Even their image, clothes and hairstyles is a throwback to 1970s. Ditto for their sound too. Not the cleanest sound I have heard. But that too is a part of this package. The band name, taken from an English admiral with the same name. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell is a great package and a very welcome addition to the music scene.

Their music is as stated above, a mix of Black Sabbath and Budgie. Add a large dosage of space rock (Hawkwind) to the sound and you get this album. The sound is dirty as mud. The vocals distorted. The drums and bass is rampant. The guitars very dirty. In short; a thoroughly well done retro package.

The music is good too. No great songs has made it onto this album though. But still a very enjoyable album which should get fans of the above mentioned bands and their scene a lot of joy. If this trio ever visit your town, their gig should be a highly enjoyable experience. I hope we will hear more from them in the future.

3 points

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