BLACk REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Take Them On, On Your Own (Virgin) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
The self-titled debut of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) was close enough to the Jesus & Mary Chain to make you think they were channelling the brothers Reid, but on Take Them On, On Your Own, they've realized there were better things to say and play. The dense psychedelia of the Chain still reverberates throughout, but now the songs are tighter, faster, angrier and more confident, as the rocking Six Barrel Shotgun and the aching Shade Of Blue demonstrate. An American band clearly inspired by British new wave who sound fresh and relevant in 2003 are clearly well on their way to the top of the mascara rocker heap.
Check out BRMC at the Guvernment September 25.