On the Second Day of Xmas Louella brings to you Cop This by The Deep End.
G’day Mate! It’s the second day of Xmas and I couldn’t find two turtle doves so I bring you the latest Australian export The Deep End! This Aussie five piece released their début album ‘Cop This’ earlier this year on Relentless Rock Records. The Deep End are a no frills, no fuss good old Rock ‘n’ Roll band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2007.
When PlanetMosh asked does anyone want to review a band who sound like a cross between AC/DC and Rose Tattoo my hand shot straight up with shouts of ‘Me, Me!!’ On first listen I was reminded very much of Airbourne, a band who also get the AC/DC comparison and, with DC’s extensive back catalogue, it’s hard to imagine that any rock band wouldn’t be flattered by that correlation. The first track Bigger, Better, Badder has the same raw energy as Airbourne’s Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast packed with riffs and immediately grabbing you by the balls! A great opening track.
Knife Fight with its fast drumming and strumming erred towards punk with the chorus reminding me of Overrated by Velvet Star. Cheap Night Out was like a cross between Dave Evans’ Sold My Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll and Airbourne’s Cheap Red Wine with cheap red wine being conducive to roaring (the day after Xmas Party) hangovers. Then we come to Shit Talker, another fast one which had flavours of Rose Tattoo’s Remedy – perhaps a cure for that hangover! Run With It was another hybrid, this time The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Can’t Stop and with it’s whoa, whoa, whoas Papa Roach’s …To Be Loved. Four bonus tracks included a worthy cover of 4 Non Blondes’ What’s Up.
The highlight track for me has to Midnight Sun, this one started a bit slower and more melodic than the others but soon sped up into a power packed classic rock sound with a great rhythm and catchy riffs. Overall a really good début album from the Aussie Powerhouse and it should appeal to fans of the Aussie sound synonymous with AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Airbourne.
Bigger, Better, Badder / Get On It / No Time to Rest / Knife Fight / Cheap Night Out / Tattoos / Midnight Sun /
Shit Talker / Trixxxy’s Jam / Run With It
A Grade Woman / Just Waitin’ / D.T.F / What’s Up?
Dale Schober- Vocals
Drew Ruhr – Lead Guitar
Jazz Morrice – Rhythm Guitar
Matt Berg – Bass
Nick Trajanovski – Drums