ALBUM REVIEW: The Senton Bombs – Gambit
- By SJRox
Artist: The Senton Bombs
Genre: Punk Infected Rock ‘n’ Roll
Release Date: 22nd June 2012
The Senton Bombs from Blackpool have been around since 2003, and surprisingly I have only caught them live on the one occasion which was enough for me to realise I was going to like them a lot! The album kicks in raw and furiously like the bastard son of Backyard Babies and Social Distortion with the first two songs.
‘Hooked’ (which has a video) then slows it down briefly, a strutting little number, with a catchy riff, Oh yeah Oh right… groovy… Then we’re off again with the chant along ‘Do Your Job’ and a killer little solo and gloriously catchy riffs. ‘Highflyer’ even has harmonic backing vocals! ‘Retired’ speeds us up again, always just enough to keep the foot tapping and the vocals and lyrics understandable. The sleaziness continues in ‘Sick Speed’ teasing us along to a grand finale of orgasmically air-guitarist proportions!
‘Nine Of Hearts’ will have you counting along baybee… ‘Yellow Rebels’ flows along nicely into a rock N roll guitar solo, drums and bass then tick along into a ‘yeah yeah why why’ crashing finish, splendid! But wait they finish with a 70s type rocker ‘Jackals’ leaving me thinking I was in a rock club I frequented as a teenager!
Some of the music reminds me of the heavier sleazy US bands of the 80s like Sea Hags, which can only be a good thing. With my love of Scandinavian rock bands such as the Hellacopters and Backyard Babies, how the hell did I miss this English rock/punk band right on my doorstep! Gambit is officially their 2nd full length album, as well as numerous EP’s, check them out at http://thesentonbombs.webs.com/