This debut set from Immingham’s Ming City Rockers packs a visceral punch and white-heat vibrancy that’s refreshingly in-your-face.
Its 11 tracks tap squarely into good-time rockabilly, punk on the intersection of rock ‘n’ roll and glam, and the weightiness of early hardcore acts.
Vocals are delivered with wild abandon and guitars splinter or are forced into light-speed riffery. The upbeat ‘Rosetta’ is the standout track here, while a spirited rendition of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ sounds like it was always intended for a punk rework.
No doubt about it: there are great ideas here if you’re prepared to overlook the fact that you’ve probably heard it all before.
Words: Mat Smith
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Listen to ‘Ming City Rockers’ via Deezer, below…