Simple in its concept, seemingly impossible to achieve. Yet, Turbowolf seems to have unlocked the achievement with a white-knuckle aplomb. The sound right out the gate on their most recent release is one of complete confidence in every single life choice made right up until the moment that they hit record. Every single track has a skin-shave precision that can only come from a psychic link between members, forged in a secret and forgotten language.
Take the track Very Bad, for example. It sounds like the local tuffs spent eight hours on Halloween slamming highly caffeinated Ectoplasm and creating a dust devil in their garage made purely to blow your hair back in the most delightfully bent way. Follow that right the hell up with Halfsecret, a mid tempo hip-shaker that makes me wish I was 10 years younger and in a bar, right now. Then, to complete the Hat Trick, that’s followed by Domino, which sounds like a Top Ten pop hit sung by a machine gun.
There’s a reason that these cats remain un-classifiable by a lot of people. How would you describe them?
“Jack the Ripper Musically Transported to you via Psychedelia grooves with classically trained chainsaw powering the whole engine” … not really an easily stackable genre at your local Tower Records (what year is it?)
This review opportunity is my first introduction to these riff lords, but I’ll be looking for the first chance to offer my neck in Bangover tribute to them in a live capacity. They are currently on the road in support of The Free Life. Give their website a perusal to see if they will be terrorizing your neck of the globe. Until then, do as I say and also as I do and put them on repeat via your chosen music intake method.
The track listing for ‘The Free Life’ is as follows…
1. No No No
2. Capital X
3. Cheap Magic
4. Very Bad
7. Last Three Clues
8. Up & Atom
10. The Free Life