Flirt with Danger describes themselves as a retro-scifi electrosurfbilly rock'n'roll band drawing heavily on neo-rockabilly, garage, surf, punk and alt-country influences, combined with electronics, chiefly in the form of simulated analog synths.
If that's not enough of a description for you I would say that they also have a LA Noir vibe in there that sounds like it would be good with a detective film.
The band is headed by Les 'Spaceman' Rowley who has played with a number of other bands. Rowley seems even from this recording like a frontman that how would be fun and loose on stage. Something about the loose way he sings seems like it would be a good time.
Their album entitled The Mini-album opens with “Even Spooks Need To Rock & Roll” which contains a good amount of rockabilly as well as the lyrical LA Noir I was referring to earlier. Rowley sings, “Graduate to secret service / Keep control of bolshie plebs / Defending school tie, queen and country / An empire on which the sun has set.” I really liked how absurd as usual the lyrics got on this song and others.
Up next is “Bikini Atoll Surfer Dude” which is a great name for a song. The song ain’t too shabby either. I loved the undeniable rock attitude as it seamlessly ties in synth, bluesy guitar and his unique singing style. “Dirty Monkey” is even more Noir than “Even Spooks Need To Rock & Roll” while “Dr Manhatten” manages to sound like it has a good amount of energy to it while simultaneously sounding like it's oddly soothing. Rowley continues to steal my soul with “The Mafia Stole My House” and “Silicone Sex Doll (Turned Terminator).”
The Mini-album is a dirty, raw album that is the spirit of CBGB, the cramps and all thing rock n’ roll. It has a punk aesthetic to it in a lot of ways despite the various genres it integrates.
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