The coolest underground rock band around?

With debut UK album ‘Good Bad, Not Evil’ picking up plaudits for its garage-punk exuberance, Black Lips return to the Roadhouse only a few short months after their last outing. Adored by hipster online bible Pitchfork and backed by the cooler-than-thou Vice stable, Black Lips are on the verge of becoming the coolest underground rock band around.

There’s no fooling around tonight. ‘Lean’s tight drumming, fuzzy guitars and psychedelic loops get heads nodding immediately, while ‘It Feels Alright’ is the kind of dirty pop-dirge the Stones spent years trying to perfect. Wild and raw early material such as ‘Buried Alive’ is Black Lips-gone-Morricone and the infectious ‘Bad Kids’ is a sweeping two minute pop shuffle about certain members experience with juvenile detention centres “All the kids are bad kids, kids like you and me” goes the joyous chorus.

Sporting moustaches and loose t-shirts, Black Lips are the very antithesis to the ill-fated garage invasion of the early 00s, where leather jackets, black shades and a distinct lack of humour were mandatory. Here’s a band to believe in, they’re unlikely to let you down any time soon.

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