It’s turning into the year of great EP’s, with a plethora of great releases full of sleazy punk rock n roll goodness to keep us bouncing like a couple shagging on a trampoline! First up has got to be those lovely Blackpoolians ‘The Senton Bombs’. Yes indeed these ROXX show favorites have done it again, after last years 5/5 ‘Chapter Zero‘ album, it’s follow up ‘Phantom High‘ takes us down the road of rock paradise with a mixture of great influences but more importantly a sound all of their own.
This new five track EP kicks in with the 100mph punkrocking title track ‘Phantom High‘, proving they have lost none of their edge, it’s powerful and of course catchy. Next up ‘Lights Over Phoenix‘ is a mid paced wonderfully laid back singalong tune with a classic rockin guitar solo, I’m thinking early Green Day mixed with Def Leppard, hope the Bombs don’t hate me for that comparison! It’s a fantastic pop-rocking tune with a marvelous chorus, possibly the catchiest song ever written!
The band has produced another EPIC tune, so soon after the last EPIC tune, welcome to the world… ‘Black Chariot‘, a chill runs down my spine as they again get me hand clapping, foot tapping and swaying. Joey manages to sound different vocally as we have yet another country tinged rock epic with a beautiful passion filled guitar solo, peaking with jaw droppingness, before slowing down to a brilliant climax, it’s another lyrical masterpiece and with added bonus of female backing vocals, naanaanaaaing, simply a charmingly wonderful song.
‘Passions Of The Passive Aggressive’ – with it’s groovy riff, soon turns into a trademark strutting Bombs punky metal tune with the usual short kick ass guitar solo. Again kudos to the band and producer for bringing together an excellent sound. The drums kicks into the final track ‘Surf 6-66’, similar paced to the opener, but more of a Ramones type pop/punk song finishing this little EP of perfection. Another riff laden ‘catchyasfuk’ tune has me roxdancing around the room and pressing the start button to listen again and again and again…
Yes indeed these ROXX show favorites have done it again, after last years 5/5 'Chapter Zero' album, it's follow up 'Phantom High' takes us down the road of rock paradise with a mixture of great influences but more importantly a sound all of their own.