Freaks of the Deep
Reviewed on 19 April 2012
Rated 8 out of 10
Key Track: Run
Listen to music now on MOG
Screaming down the endless blacktop, manifold species of succulent flashing by in the edges of your blurred vision.. Ok, so the image may be a little ragged around the edges – marred by years of use, but when it comes to rock and roll, it’s usually these worn and battered edges that make for an authentic, respectable sound.
After three years of collaboration, Melbourne three-piece Freaks Of The Deep have delivered a flashing, six-track salute to unpretentious, balls-out Rock.
Opening track ‘Run’ is a heart pumping joyride through trailer-park country, a pace which refuses to relent until track four ‘Rolling’, a bouncy pop-rock number which lends credit to FOTD’s self-proclaimed Beatles influence. Unsurprisingly tracks five and six are straight back onto the blacktop and tearing up the desert with reckless abandon, leaving the obligatory pop in the dust.
With simple but solid riffs, flawless drumming and vocals reminiscent of Dave Grohl, Freaks Of The Deep would be right at home on ‘Nights with Alice Cooper’ alongside Iggy and the Stooges, The Datsuns or the Foo’s.
Recent Record Reviews
Released through Obese Records, 2013
Dialectrix has released his third solo album The Cold Light Of Day right off the success of his latest EP Satellite. Unfortunately though, the content of...
2 hours ago
Released through Zirkulo/Different, 2013
When Crystal Fighters came to the forefront three years ago with debut Star Of Love, they provided something unique and exciting. They did so by re-appropriating...
1 week ago
Released through Def Jam, 2013
He’s a self-proclaimed cultural nucleus; the man who actually named his sixth album Yeezus, and included a track titled ‘I Am A God.’ So now that...
1 hour ago
Released through Virgin, 2013
“When we were in love, if we were, I was an eagle and you were a dove” sings the 23 year old on what is effectively...
5 days ago