THE NEW ROSES

ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD (NAPALM)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews - PAUL TRAVERS

GER­MAN GUN-SLINGERS BRING THE LOW-SLUNG RIFF’N’ROLL

■ WITH GUNS N’ Roses re­born, it’s not cer­tain we need a new bunch.the New Roses are nearer the sec­ond divi­sion of sleaze – the new Bang Tango, per­haps – but it’s al­ways good to see leather-clad riff-slingers keep­ing it dirty.the name could also be seen as a Damned ref­er­ence, but they don’t re­ally have the punk edge of a Back­yard Ba­bies or Wild­hearts (de­spite a track called Ev­ery Wild Heart).this does have a raw grit to it, but it’s chan­nelled into pure, bluesy hard rock, punc­tu­ated by teary man-bal­lads and the oc­ca­sional coun­try-fried twanger. It’s solid rather than spec­tac­u­lar, but for rock purists there’s still a lot to like here. DOWN­LOAD: The Same Moon. FOR FANS OF: Guns N’ Roses, Bang Tango.

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