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CD REVIEW: TURBOWOLF – Two Hands

| 7 May 2015 | Reply

CD REVIEW: TURBOWOLF – Two Hands
Caroline Australia
24 April, 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
7 ½ /10

Turbowolf - Two Hands cover

Two albums in seven years may not sound particularly prolific, but Bristol’s Turbowolf have been far from idle in that time, releasing a succession of singles and EPs whilst developing a unique signature sound and building a devoted following from here to Timbuktoo.

Singer Chris Georgiadis’s onstage antics have earnt him the reputation as one of “Britain’s most charismatic frontmen” (Q Magazine) and that he delivers as riveting a vocal performance through speakers, whilst providing swirling electronic synths, is testament to his star power.

Those synths, it must be stressed, never detract from the enormo-riffing of Andy Ghosh and the relentless heavy punk rhythm section of Blake Davies and Lianna Lee Davies.

Impossible to easily categorise, Turbowolf’s sound is part psych-rock, part alt-riffrock, but they happily incorporate proggy elements, QOTSA heads-down desert riffing, and a whole mess of punk attitude.

Lead single Rabbits Foot packs enough to punch to make even the hipster crowd forget the likes of Vance Joy ever existed, whilst the Killers-ey pop-meets-Wolfmother- riffing of Good Hand, angular jerk-rock of Twelve Houses, and the near-stonerpopgroove of Rich Gift all add up to an album with uniquely wide appeal.

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