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MY DYNAMITE

MY DYNAMITE

RELEASED MARCH 2012

 

 

 

This one is a revelation.

 

 

Think of what Wolfmother did a few years ago for ‘retro-rock’ in the vein of bands like Sabbath and Blue Cheer. Well if bands like The Faces, Humble Pie and more recently The Black Crowes are more you line of rock then Melbourne’s My Dynamite are the band you have been looking for.

 

 

Sure, there have been many bands over the years that have taken that classic-blues-infused template as their jumping off point, and a sizeable handful that made a pretty decent stab at it too; but listening to this debut CD just a few times I get the feeling that My Dynamite have that missing something that many have lacked – and that is partially conviction and self-belief but equally it’s some damn good songs.

 

 

If like me the influences I’ve already mentioned are near the top of your favourite bands list then head on over to http:// mydynamite.net and check out three of the songs from the album before you buy. What you’ll find is an album full of great songs that really does recall the early years of the Black Crowes when they were a lot more Rock n Roll than Americana. Hell, Pat Carmody’s phrasing and delivery style even has echoes of Chris Robinson.

 

 

As far as favourite tracks goes it’s hard to choose, as this is one of those rarities that sounds like a complete album (just like they did in the old days). But opener ‘Take It or Leave It’ pretty much tells the story and lays out the stall. And as there really is so much depth you’ll find yourself swaying from track to track like me. At the moment I can’t go past the catchy simplicity of ‘Raise Your Glasses’ or the immediacy of opening trio ‘Take It or leave It’; “Inside Out’ and ‘If We’re Livin’” add to that the celebratory ‘Singing Stormy Weather’ and the down home blues of ‘Fork in Your Tongue’ and you have something very special indeed.

 

 

If the album lacks anything it’s just that really emotive slower number like the Crowes ‘She Talks To Angels’ or ‘Sister Luck’ maybe, but I’m sure that will come in time. And I’ll be waiting. I’ll bet these guys put on a great live show too.

 

 

When all is said and done if you want to hear something particularly well-crafted and love a Southern tang to your rock and roll, then My Dynamite is a must. As they say themselves their aim is to “uplift (you) and rid you of burden and sorrow, and ultimately make you wanna shake your ass”. And we say Amen to that.

 

 

 

By Mark Diggins