The Bohicas Domino/EMI

Blunt - - In Review -

Since pre­mier­ing their de­but dou­ble A-side XXX/Swarm last year, the buzz around young UK rock­ers The Bohicas has been as loud as their gui­tars, with a slot on the NME Radar Tour 2013 and shows in Aus­tralia and Ja­pan fol­low­ing. This self-ti­tled EP fea­tures the afore­men­tioned “XXX” and “Swarm”, but first up is “Crush Me”, a build­ing glam rock num­ber fea­tur­ing beefy gui­tars and lyrics about spuds. The wail­ing gui­tars and sleazy rhythm of “XXX” still ex­cite, while the driv­ing “Blood­hound” takes the ti­tle of big­gest cho­rus so far. The re­lent­less gui­tars and cow­bell mid sec­tion of closer “Swarm” both bring to mind QOTSA’s “Lit­tle Sis­ter”, not a bad bench­mark to aim for for any new band. Va­ri­ety isn’t ex­actly on of­fer here, but like DZ Deathrays or Deap Vally, they’re young, brash and in your face, in the best way pos­si­ble.

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