(7/10) Eindhoven doesn’t only have with the Dynamo club one of Europe’s most important metal venues, also the local music scene has something to offer. Maybe not as important as the Dynamo, but still pretty exciting ist he Eindhoven-based rock outfit The Dirty Denims. The four-piece band started already in 2005 and had the chance to release some disc up to date. The newest record is an EP named „Back With a Bang!“. The album title precicely describes what you get offered with these five new tracks – pure rock’n’roll.
"Back With a Bang!" is an AC/DC inspired rocker that's fueled with pure rock power. Not that the songs includes jaw-dropping new elements; it's the unleashed power if youth which gives the tune a punch. A good start, followed by some more cool songs. "Heartbeat" is slightly different. The tune is a light and swinging one that comes with a positive vibe. It's one of the tracks that can help you handling grey and rainy days (and I can tell you there's a lot of those in Holland). After this airplay potential containing song, it's again the masters of rock from Down Under who delivered the blueprint for "Money Back Guarantee" with riff and a solid base line providing the groove for this party rocker. "Don't Waste My Time" has a bit more of a punk appeal before "Make Us Look Good" pushes rock again into the forefront.
The closer is a track called "Can't Get Enough of Rock'n'Roll" which is what the title says: pure rock'n'roll. I've almost the feeling that the song comes with a certain Stones vibe which makes it to a grooving highlight on the album.
Maybe there are a few too many AC/DC references included in three of the six tracks. However this EP is entertaining and listening to the songs is a refreshing experience.
- Back With a Bang!
- Money Back Guarantee
- Don’t Waste My Time
- Make Us Look Good
- Can't Get Enough of Rock & Roll
Label: Handclap Records
Release Date EU: April 26th, 2017