GRETA VAN FLE FLEET
Whole lotta Zep from Michigan’s Kiszka brothers.
For those not already acquainted with Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet’s debut might well be revelatory; for everyone else, it will sound oddly familiar. Their meticulously presented take on ’ 70s classic rock would sound more distinctive if frontman Josh Kiszka’s voice didn’t owe so much to Robert Plant’s and guitarist brother Jake wasn’t so in thrall to Jimmy Page. Lyrically, they’re no more original, combining boorish ’ 70s sexism (When The Curtain Falls) with unwittingly hilarious olde worlde Tolkien-like influences (The Cold Wind contains the line, “Take the oxen to town”). It’s not completely without merit – Brave New World has a certain swagger – but this does stray bafflingly close to tribute band territory. PHIL MONGREDIEN Listen To: Brave New World | Age Of Man