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AZTECH SUNS

 

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This is a very interesting EP from local Perth band Aztech Suns and if you are one of those people who is looking for an easy tag to label them with then you are out of luck. Despite the brevity of the EP (there are only three songs) there will be something here to raise almost anyone’s interest, though not enough to really convince. It’s that rock and a hard place situation.

 

 

Fittingly it’s opener ‘Angel in a Leather Jacket’ that stirs most attention at the Rockpit HQ. It shows that the band has plenty to offer with its dirty groove and laid back sixties riff that hints at everyone from The Guess Who to Pearl Jam at their leanest.

 

 

Indeed Aztech Suns take the slightly trippy, groove of sixties agit-rock and fuse it with tones of the eighties, and we end up with a thoroughly modern groove-laden sound.

 

 

 ‘Don’t Let Go’ is a slower number that has more of an early before it really takes off and flies in the way that bands like The Cult used to do so well. Indeed there is a hint of Ian Astbury in Alex’s voice. If anything you feel that they could have taken this one further still.

 

 

‘Into the Night’ which closes, shows a punkier side to the band but it’s a bit more of a traditional rocker and a little less interesting than the opening tracks.

 

 

Along with the EP the band supplied a demo of some of their other songs and whilst I said before that there wasn’t really enough on the EP to convince, a listen to the demos underlines the huge potential in a band that do have a really eclectic and interesting sound. Where it can take them though? We’ll have to wait and see… 

 

 

 

By Leslie Phillips