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Review: 'PILL FANGS'
'Pill Fangs'   

-  Label: 'Sunstone/ Suppressed'
-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '6 October 2017'

Our Rating:
Pill Fangs is the work of Black Country wordsmith Dan Haywood, best known for his work in acoustic and folk circles.

On this occasion he has teamed up with three other musicians to put out an album of garage rock inspired by Richard Hell's "Blank Generation" and whilst it may not ultimately be as influential as that record he makes a pretty good stab at it.

Recorded in mono for maximum authenticity, Pill Fangs go hard across 12 tracks including a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Tower Of Song", which turns out pretty well. Other notable tracks include "Year Of The Hole: Exodus Pt1, "Bison Grass" (a bit like Arctic Monkeys) and "Cruel To Be Kind" which is actually a very light country pop track with some nice guitar prangs in it.

A particular favourite of mine is "Surface" which extends the garage-rock 2-minute format to 8 minutes and creates something interesting in the process. Sounds like it might be a killer live track with its loud quiet-fast-slow structure. "I Turned A Corner" is a bit funky and "Ax & Luggage" leans towards "Exile On Main Street". All in all a pretty solid album.
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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PILL FANGS - Pill Fangs