On the fifth day of Christmas PlanetMosh gave to me ‘five gold stars’ in Bulletproof the third and latest five track, EP from The Black Bullets a Punk/Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Basingstoke and Newbury. A band I saw supporting the Anti-Nowhere League at 100 Club, London in April review here, they will be supporting them at the same venue on 6th January next year here and, much as I’d love to go, getting to London for a gig on a Tuesday isn’t going to be feasible.
In the live review I thought they were similar to bands like The Dogs D’Amour, Towers of London and The Howling. On the CD I still think front-man Liar Billy T has a similar vocal style to Tyla from The Dogs D’Amour. Opening track Eat Your Heart Out is like an amalgamation of Gypsy Blood by The Dogs, Miserlou by Dick Dale and The Deltones and Highway Star by Deep Purple. Paint it Red starts with similar riffage to W.A.S.P.’s Wild Child then merges smoothly into a blend of Wild Child and Shot By Both Sides by Magazine (strangely a song I picked up in yesterday’s review too). Spit in Your Eye very Beaver Patrol by Pop Will Eat Itself meets the Two Pints of Lager Theme, which was created by Christian Henson for the tv show Two Pints of Lager and is based on a song by Splodgenessabounds (and their version was also picked up yesterday!). Dead Girls Don’t Cry had some superfast riffs and rhythm and an addded bit of harmonica. Whilst the last song Sinseeker is much punkier than Poison I picked up some Your Mama Don’t Dance riffage think Your Mama Don’t Dance in Sin City (AC/DC).
No Christmas Turkeys on this one. Five gold rings to spin in your CD Player. Highlight track Eat Your Heart Out.
Eat Your Heart Out
Paint it Red
Spit In Your Eye
Dead Girls Don’t Cry
Liar Billy T – Vocals/Harmonica
Lance Skybaby – Guitar
Skinn Klick – Guitar
Carl D- Drums/Vocals
Jim “Bones” – Bass/Vocals
The Black Bullets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackBulletsUK
If you would like to purchase this E.P. contact them on Facebook, their first self-titled E.P. can be purchased through the Amazon link above.