Chain and the Gang – Minimum Rock’n’Roll

chain and the gangFortuna POP! // April 7th

Don’t believe former Weird War and The Make-Up frontman Ian Svenonius when he proclaims to be going minimal. The hyperbolic verging on thermonuclear entertainer does, however, employ a rare bit of economy by stripping his crime-themed band down to an almost White Stripes level of sparse riffs and uncluttered drums, all tastefully served up on a bumping bassline. Fairy Dust hits the spot nicely in an album dominated by sub-three minute tunes as he lets the spiky groove speak for itself, while drummer Fiona Campbell slips in a slick little head-fuck of a time signature switch up.The fourth Chain and the Gang album is good fun, but it will never bump off any of the Washington DC legend’s previous killer projects.

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Buy: Chain and the Gang – Minimum Rock’n’Roll

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