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IN THE WHALE NATE AND ERIC REVIEW 2014

 

IN THE WHALE - NATE & ERIC

SELF-RELEASED

JUNE 24 2014

 

 

From the blast of deconstructed blues that makes up ‘Robert Johnson’ and the Rhythm and Blues stomp of ‘Wedding Bells’ this is an album that if you love the integral components of what we call Rock and Roll, then you’ll immediately find an affinity with. Of course what In the Whale do is nothing new and even the fact that In The Whale is a two piece isn’t surprising these days. What they do though, they do damn well and you can almost feel the spirit of the music in every piece.

 

This release Nate and Eric combines two separate EP releases from 2013 and earlier in the year in one anachronistic yet fresh package.

 

‘Lake of Fire’ adds a tribal punky sway and the attitude of a belligerent drunk woken from a beautiful afternoon nap and finding out someone has appropriated his bottle. The final track from the original ‘Nate’ EP ‘Grandpa Pete’ builds on the hard rock nature of ‘Lake of Fire’ by adding a Metal element including some death growls. It takes you aback for a while before you just start to enjoy the punk Metal spite.

 

The ‘Eric’ EP is more traditional blues starting with the stomp of ‘On a Roll’ before the handclaps of ‘Girlfriend’ kick in and slap you about the head before ‘Sunbeam’ with its guttural guitars, haunting keys, metal petulance and brooding lyrics kick you out of the door.  

 

We like it!

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

IN THE WHALE NATE AND ERIC REVIEW 2014