“All Done With Rock’n’Roll” opens this 4 song EP in a hooky way, reminding me of CHEAP TRICK. “Hi Definition” has a bit of AEROSMITH in it; a well written 70s hard rock song that will stay in your head after the first time you’ve listened to it!
If you need some high quality American rock’n’roll with sunny poppy backing vocals, then just listen to” Sunlight Alleys” before getting your hard rock’n’roll dose with “Tear It Up.”
These guys know how to keep a song simple and catchy, the way TOM PETTY used to do. Whether we call it rock’n’roll or not, this is great! /Laurent C.
Boston’s WATTS are bringing us a healthy dose of straight up rock’n’roll with this 10 song album. From AC/DC (“The Black Heart Of Rock’n’Roll”, “Strut (Like a Champ)”) to TheSTONES (“Sunset”) with an obvious AEROSMITH influence (especially in the vocals in songs like “Bring On The Lights” or “The B Side”), this is the kind of music that can only make your head and feet move ; and when WATTS decide to boogie, they deliver us “Up All Night”, all in groove and style.
These guys are also great at writing slower songs like “Bye & Bye”, bringing images of long and lonely car drives on never ending dusty American roads. WATTS sometimes put a bit of British glam rock in their American rock’n’roll (there’s a bit of The SWEET in “Fast & Loose”), so they can’t be wrong!
Rum Bar Records definitley have good tastes in rock’n’roll./Laurent C.