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CD GUILTZ N PLEASUREZ OUT OF CONTROL EP REVIEW

GUILTZ N PLEASUREZ

OUT OF CONTROL EP

2013

 

 

GREAT BRITISH SLEAZE

 

 

Vintage Motley Crue with keyboards? Well that’s the first impression we got when ‘Baby Be Mine’ blasted out of the speakers but there’s a lot more to Guiltz N Pleasurez than that.

 

Here at The Rockpit we love that sleazy sound of the Sunset Strip in the late eighties and this is it. So if that’s your thing, or bands like Crashdiet and the other forerunners of modern Swedish Sleaze set your nights on fire listen up.

 

London’s Guiltz and Pleasurez on the basis of this EP would have been right at home there in L.A. and in truth they are probably one of the most successful bands we’ve heard in recent years to capture the Glammier side of that era down pat. When you think of all the wannabees and also-rans in those stakes over the years that is an achievement in itself.

 

‘Dr. Jack’ (which thankfully is not about a doctor by the name of Jack) is dripping early-era Poison, complete with cowbell (yes!) and gang vocals. It’s really one to take you back to when there was nothing but a good time to be had and shoegazing and flannel was still an evil dream. It has a similar vibe to closer ‘Slippin’ Out’ but is far more successfully realised.

 

‘Loving You is a Heartache’ has more of a straight melody to it and is both closer to early Bon Jovi, via Van Halen than anything else whereas ‘Out of Control’ while riding a Bon Jovi-like bass-line is more sonically akin to bands like Reckless Love, Crazy Lixx or even Wigwam. It also has the sort of chorus that those aforementioned bands do so well. Definitely our favourite here it’s a soaring song shot through with summer sky.

 

Guiltz n Pleasurez are right up there with the likes of Crashdiet and Reckless Love giving a modern take on the Sleaze Rock we love.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD GUILTZ N PLEASUREZ OUT OF CONTROL EP REVIEW 2013