SINGLES REVIEW: THE RICH AND FAMOUS
From 30 March, 2017
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
Jeffrey Hoad, frontman of ‘80s black leather afficianados Kings Of The Sun, has resurrected the band that KOTS morphed into, The Rich And Famous, after a few years out of the business for family duties.
With first single Take Us To Your Leader due to drop digitally on 30 March, all I can say is: it’s great to have him back and rockin’ hard. The gonzo reptilian alien invasion madness of this riff-fuelled track is a super-trashy homage to science fiction double feature B-movie drive-in extravaganza’s. Pre-order HERE.
Dirty Music is the second track to set yourself an alarm for, due for release on 6 April. Scuzzier and pub-rock-raw, it lives up to its title, with Hoad singing and delivering Nugent-huge riffs, ex-KOTS alumni Dean Turner on thumping bass, and drummer Dean Reeson pounding hard. Pre-order HERE.
Finally (for now) on 13 April – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – BLAST OFF! An absolute killer of a track which encapsulates all the swagger of KOTS with a superhero riff that is equal parts punkish Thin Lizzy and hair metal glory. Pre-order HERE.
Hoad has always been able to write great lyrics and melodies, and these three tracks – precursor to a 5-track EP, or just 5 digital singles, call ‘em what you will – are all killer, no filler, as vital as anything he’s ever done. Welcome back, Sir – keep ‘em coming!
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