THEM MOOSE RUSH

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Don’t Pick Your Noise

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Coura­geous Croa­t­ians hur­dle over genre bound­aries

Croa­tia’s Them Moose Rush live up to their non­sen­si­cal name, wid­dling through 45 min­utes of White Stripes by way of

Frank Zappa. A seem­ingly loose, bluesy affair, Don’t Pick Your Noise re­lies on golden hooks as much as it does im­pro­vi­sa­tion; for ev­ery ran­dom noise, noodly solo or elon­gated blues lick there’s the in­sa­tiable kick drum in Du­madu Honey or

Stupid Face’s glo­ri­ously child­ish cho­rus. Nikola Run­javec’s vo­cals sit in the pock­ets of Jack White and Robert Plant, re­ally em­bel­lish­ing the mo­ments when Them Moose Rush de­cide to throw out ef­fort­lessly heavy, sludge-wor­thy riffs.

It’s a sand­blasted, bass-laden, wah-pedal-in-your-face affair, and even when it loses fo­cus to­wards the end – they’re much bet­ter at be­ing a prog-tinged rock band than the other way round – it still en­gages on a level above the ‘You’ve never heard Kyuss, right?’ stuff Royal

Blood dish out.

FOR FANS OF: TUR­BOWOLF, KYUSS, THE WHITE STRIPES

ALEC CHILL­ING­WORTH

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