Monday, 6 February 2017

THE SNAILS - DR. ACID (D/L)

This is cool. For 60s Retro freaks, Fuzz heads and Garage Punks, Dr. Acid, the latest release of 14 tracks of sharp, urgent, groovy Garage/Psych from Greek Pebbles/Nuggets enthusiasts The Snails certainly hits the spot. It’s a Paisley Underground flecked mix of Garage Rock stompers and lysergic freak outs that bring to mind the first wave of 80s Neo-Psychedelic bands such as the Chesterfield Kings, the Fuzztones and the Lyres.

There are some great tunes on this record…………………’Burning Boy’ has echoes of the Paisley Underground bands like the Dream Syndicate whereas  ‘A Thousand Miles’ is a Eastern flavoured swirl out. The Snails switch from the light, airy and very groovy tracks like ‘Sunshine’ to the darker, moody fuzz ‘n’ Farfisa numbers such as ‘I’m On Fire’ with ease while the title track is a seriously psychedelic wig out. It’s a record made by a band who really love Garage Rock and the retro vibes seep out of every groove……..well worth a listen.

Available as a download only……………..you can buy/stream Dr. Acid from The Snails Bandcamp site here  https://thesnailsathens.bandcamp.com/album/dr-acid


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