Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Album Review : Eight Legs - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Previously the soundtrack to an anti-binge drinking campaign and several fashion functions, it seems with the release of their second album Eight Legs' versatility and ecclectic style has not gone unnoticed.

Lead singer Sam Jolly's laid back vocals spew all the glottal stops and lazy pronunciation you’d expect to accompany knuckle grazing indie rock. So when it's teamed with the sort of ‘whoops’ of sunshine pop present on album opener 'I Understand' and 80s inspired defiance of 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test', it's undoubtedly throwback and entirely unexpected. Yet, on guitar driven 'Best of Me' and scratching rock nostalgia of 'Wish It Was the 60s', the combination of testosterone pumped vocals and harsh guitars is more enthralling than its somewhat novelty predecessors and what the teenage band do best.

Releasing 'The Electric Kool Aid Cuckoo Nest' on their own label Boot Legs, the four-piece utilise the likes of The Beatles on tracks like 'Just So You Know'. This, combined with lad rock tendencies and a sprinklings of upbeat pop through, culminates in an album bursting with more creative licence than a Hollyoaks omnibus.

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