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CD REVIEW: CUSTOM ROYAL – Supernaut EP

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CD REVIEW: CUSTOM ROYAL – Supernaut EP
Independent
19 December, 2014
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8.5/10

Custom Royal - Supernaut EP

Besuited young sharpsters Custom Royal serve up an impressive platter on their debut EP, showcasing a sound that harkens back to some touchstones of rock n’ roll whilst driving resolutely and confidently towards a brazenly original identity of their own.

Those touchstones are more vibe-related than necessarily influences from any individual band: there’s some ‘60s garagey guitar work, super-tight rhythms, multilayered catchy melodies and groove, baby – LOTS of groove.

Supernaut, Hide Yourself, Chinese Lanterns and Cut Me Loose are all dynamite, capturing their irrepressible live energy thanks to producer and Eskimo Joe man Joel Quartermaine, who singer/guitarist Mitchell MacKintosh has credited with helping them find ‘elegant arrangement solutions’ to some of these songs which have been around for a while.

Having taken their time to craft their own sound as a unit for three or so years now, it seems apparent that Custom Royal are ready to go for gold, and as they cut loose on, err… Cut Me Loose, singing, ‘you can’t sing the songs if you don’t have a soul,’ it’s obvious that this young four-piece have rock AND soul in spades.

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