At best this psych-tinged garage rock, a reputed formidable yet charismatic act in Glasgow’s music scene, speaks of their Cramps influences and at worst a distorted Kings of Leon, The Reverse Cowgirls bring all sorts of sounds to their new EP, Ride Into the Sun. At points reminiscent of Tom Waits, sometimes more tenuously, Nick Cave, there’s a fabulous bass and percussion sound to this record adding somewhat of a blues and country hum to this new release from these Beefheart-influenced musicians.

With Hugh Mclachlan (also from The Bucky Rage) as the front man on rhythm guitar and vocals there is a noted discord along with a country noise to the music of The Reverse Cowgirls. Alaine Alison Walls is on bass and vocals adding a fabulous grove as well as Stephen Cafferty on guitar and John on drums and vocals, sounding tight. The first two tracks on the A side, Lost Tribes and White Lady, have seedy undertones and remind me of The Amazing Snakeheads, another band which emerged from Glasgow but unfortunately, soon dispersed.

On the other side, the B side, we have Doctor! and Ride Into The Sun. Doctor! with the harmonica thrown in has an immense blues din, that personally makes it more pleasurable for me whereas the more repetitive instrumental Ride Into the Sun, makes you want to do precisely that, as this is a fantastic driving track. Sparse vocals, psychedelic tones, with reference to bands like Norway’s Electric Eye for me, but raw, a lot more stripped bare, plus the bluesy drums and guitar give this track a fabulous discordant riff.

After the acclaimed Outskirts though, what more would we expect from a record from The Reverse Cowgirls. With a cinematic bass line that would take you straight to any Sergio Leone setting and Hugh’s discordant vocals I look forward to the next LP from this quartet.

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