The Mentulls are a young British trio that specialise in blues rock with a bit of prog thrown in for variety. Perhaps that’s where the ‘Tull’ part of their name comes from, but whatever their inspiration this is a most impressive debut album that somehow defies their relatively tender years. The title track is powerful and haunting, with some beautiful sounds from guitarist and vocalist Andrew Pipe. The influences of Peter Green and Danny Kirwan are evident in the tone of the guitar – rather than the phrases – and it’s a delight to be reminded of their talents but in a fresh new way. Aynsley Lister makes a guest appearance on Time To Focus – a tight, multi-layered guitar instrumental that offers another aspect to the band. These guys need checking out in a live situation and, as they’re touring the UK in late summer, we suggest you get along to see them.