giuda Speaks Evil (CD, £12.50)label: burning heart
After their debut album Racey Roller in 2010 and Let's Do It Again in 2013, now the band are back with their third album, Speaks Evil, first release on visionary label Burning Heart. Their mix of anthemic 70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk has grown up into something that is just rock n'roll, straight and sharp as Giuda can be. First bite of the new album is "Roll The Balls" single advancing the album release, a stunning quintessential piece of straight rock n'roll with hints of Brit glam rock, a tantalising taste of Giuda at their best. Racey Roller, described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as "Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals", became an underground sensation and praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, Rolling Stone and Maximum Rock'n'Roll. Similar path for Let's Do It Again, that Dick Porter of Vive Le Rock hailed as "an album that stomps along with a silk scarf knotted around its wrist". Recorded with vintage equipment by Danilo Silvestri, the record's producer along with guitarist, Lorenzo Moretti, Speaks Evil continues on the musical path outlined by Racey Roller and Let's Do It Again, while improving the song-writing process with more complex structures and catchier melodies, without losing any of the spontaneity and energy. Although the band openly admit their influences, including early 70's rock giants like Slade, The Sweet and T-Rex, semi-obscure junkshop glam acts like Hector and Jook, Vanda & Young's pre-AC/DC Aussie rock and Slaughter And The Dogs and Eddie and The Hot Rods' pub rock/punk, the Rome-based quintet have managed to create a truly original sound, making them one of the most happening bands on the international rock'n'roll scene.
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