Forming in 2008 in Bedford, UK, Speedshot consists of Danny Young (guitar & vocals), Andrew ‘Hobit’ Stevens (bass) and Michele Grimaldi (drums). The band’s name sounds very close to what the music is. It’s fast, with a lot of energy and doesn't have a dull moment. The band is described as “Balls out Rock played with a Punk passion” and that pretty much nails it. The guys produce music that is fun, loose, unpretentious and sounds best in a bar with about 20 -35 other people there who are just as drunk as you are. Their recent release Blow is the second is a series of EP’s, which will form their upcoming album.
The production on the EP is on point. They are a three-piece band and sound absolutely huge. The guitars are gritty, with the perfect amount of distortion, the drums hit hard and the bass is covered in some grit as well. I love when a three-piece sounds like a wall of sound and these guys accomplish that.
There are three tracks on this EP and to be honest there is not too much you need to know about them. They all follow a similar style and if you dig one of their songs there is no doubt you will be in to their other material.
They rev up the engine with “Vaseline,” which is a fast-paced song that tips its hat to ‘70s punk as much as it does to garage bands. Musically, they immediately impress with a constant barrage of notes and drumming that is like a metronome. On top of that is the vocal melody, which is pretty gosh darn catchy. “Living Like This” has a tinge of influence from ‘80s metal bands and continues to rock hard. They close with “Stereo Bible”, which is arguably the highlight of the three. Don’t miss the ridiculously tight kick drum action from the drummer.
Not much I didn't like here. These guys rock out.
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