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City of Thieves – Incinerator (EP Review)

EP by:
City Of Thieves
Version:
EP
Price:
£5.00

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On August 26, 2015
Last modified:August 26, 2015

Summary:

Incinerator is an explosive debut EP from City of Thieves. It's fair to say that there's nothing ground breaking it's just pure no frills rock 'n' roll but good music doesn't have to be different and I was left wanting to hear more from these guys, Recommended for fans of Airbourne, Tower of Crows and Chrome Division.

City of Thieves made their live début at Camden Rocks earlier this year. Cutting your rock teeth at a big event is fairly momentous and with their début EP Incinerator being produced by Toby Jepson former Little Angels and Gun front man, mixed by Mike Fraser and mastered by Simon Francis I was expecting this album to be smoking hot!

First of five tracks Incinerator, the title track, a catchy tune with it’s pulsating start and chugging riffs is a bit Chrome Division meets Tower of Crows, think something along the lines of Endless Nights with a Livewire! Next track which isn’t Bus Stop City as I keep singing along, it’s actually Buzzed Up City which starts off a bit like Deep Purple’s Highway Star then adds some Airbourne style riffage.  Lay Me To Waste another catchy tune with some dynamic riffs reminded me of Kazo’s Nothing’s Gonna Save You. Here Comes The Shot a great tune with some screaming riffs. The last track Mr 50/50 a live acoustic number was like a cross between Warrant’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi.

Does it live up to it’s name? Did it meet my expectations? You bet! Incinerator is an explosive debut EP. Whilst it’s fair to say that there’s nothing ground breaking it’s just pure no frills rock ‘n’ roll but good music doesn’t have to be different and I was left wanting to hear more of what City of Thieves have to offer. Recommended for fans of Airbourne, Tower of Crows and Chrome Division. Five tracks, five pounds – what else but five stars!

Highlight Track: Buzzed Up City

Track List:
1. Incinerator
2. Buzzed Up City
3. Lay Me To Waste
4. Here Comes The Shot
5. Mr 50/50 (Live acoustic)

Band Members:

Vocals/Bass – Jamie Lailey
Guitar/Backing Vox – Ben Austwick
Guitar/Backing Vox – Adam Wardle
Drums/Backing Vox – Will Richards

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityofthievesuk

Website: http://www.cityofthieves.london/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thieves_UK

Merchandise Store: http://cityofthieves.tmstor.es/

Incinerator is an explosive debut EP from City of Thieves. It's fair to say that there's nothing ground breaking it's just pure no frills rock 'n' roll but good music doesn't have to be different and I was left wanting to hear more from these guys, Recommended for fans of Airbourne, Tower of Crows and Chrome Division.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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