With a hook, a riff and rhythm, The Reverse Cowgirls have done it again, recording another fabulous EP, which will see your toe tapping before the first track is through. Hot Dinners, the follow up to Ride Into The Sun, is another nod to influences and references from the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and The Cramps.

Hot Dinners, with its minimal yet repetitive lyrics as well as it’s bass-led raw rock, is a braw track that kindly opens this EP, leading us nicely to Tombstone, from “hot” to “stiff cold.” A bluesy riff, a raspy vocal, beautifully timed drumming and a “whoop” reminds us not only of the better Kings of Leon but also the nineties Supergrass, all of which culminated creates a head-bopping wee three minute track.

This Means War, the third track on the EP, vey much head nods towards bands like The 13th Floor Elevators, as they hit the same vocal notes and screechy tones as well as secreting the same chaotic riffs. Hugh Mclachlan’s hoarse voice adds that nostalgic filter which allows the band to have that retro rock sound.

Whatever You Want, with its repetitive front vocals, stunningly strummed guitar, background vocals, high-tempo drumming and a classic rock-n-roll sound also throws us back to an era when actual raw sounding blues-rock existed. Although Australian lass Courtney Barnett is brought to mind by this single of The Reverse Cowgirls, it is rare that you hear this sound amongst the more electronic beats of this digitised era.

Hugh, Stephen, Alaine and John have culminated a great music geek’s EP, that clearly indicates some of their influencing sounds, as well as celebrating the sounds of blues rock, which are not quite as abundant as they once were. Throwing their gruff sounds, raw riffs and rhythmic drumming into a tight mix of aural rasp, the band have produced one of their best to date and certainly one which has my interest drawn into where they are next headed, albeit no doubt throwing us back a decade or two.

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