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LONELY KAMEL SHIT CITY REVIEW

 

LONELY KAMEL - SHIT CITY

NAPALM RECORDS

AUGUST 29 2014

 

 

There’s the unfettered joy akin to that of listening to early Motorhead that comes with listening to Lonely Camel’s title track ‘Shit City’. There’s the same rawness and edge and the huge energy of that huge name. ‘White Lines’ that follows has a more laid back Stoner groove that immediately throws a curve ball into the mix and brings the vocal rather than the guitar to the fore. So far so great!

 

‘Is it Over’ starts even more laid back with a rarefied blues chug building that almost feels Doors-like for a while before kicking it on home in style. A spidery riff runs away with ‘I Feel Sick’ which builds into a Sabbathy monolith. The change of pace that comes with ‘Seal the Perimeter’ is just as rewarding and there are obvious sonic comparisons especially vocally with The Cult. It’s another great song.

 

The remainder of the album quite frankly keeps the bar set high: ‘Freezing’ is another slower number that will draw you in; ‘Falling Down’ the epic that raises this album from very good to great; and ‘Nightjar’ the closer is the reminder of what Lonely Kamek is all about. This is a band that on their fourth outing feel comfortable incredibly in their sound – which is a dirty mixture of the bands we’ve name-checked already. “Shit City’ is one of our go-to albums of the year. 

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

LONELY KAMEL - SHIT CITY REVIEW