PREACH­ERS SON 10 Sto­ries Tall Preach­ers Son Records ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

If we’re to be­lieve all we read about Brian Ho­gan, the front­man of this gritty Ir­ish rock band, he re­ally is the son of a preacher man. Es­chew­ing the mes­sage of the gospel for a mu­si­cal life, first with fear­less folk/world act Kila, and now with Preach­ers Son, Ho­gan clearly aims to make his mark. In other words, the clev­erly-ti­tled 10 Sto­ries Tall sets out its stall right in front of you, un­afraid that it might crush your toes. Tinged with the kind of grease you find on a busy garage floor, this is swamp rock as ref­er­enced by David Bowie ( Johnny’s Al­right might just in­fringe Rebel Rebel’s sleazy copy­right, but I won’t say a word if you don’t), Jack White and Jon Spencer Blues Ex­plo­sion. Oc­ca­sional tune sim­i­lar­i­ties aside, ex­pect frac­tious gui­tars and, frankly, down­right filthy riffs. preach­ers­ Down­load: Johnny’s Al­right, Not the Only One, Some­body Down

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