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THE FUMES - BLOODLESS
ALBUM Review

ABC Music / Universal| Release Date: February 2016




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Three albums in and two years in the making ‘Bloodless’ could well be the best we’ve heard from Australia’s riff heavy blues infused ‘The Fumes’ yet.


If you like it hot and sweaty with big chunky in-your-face country bar-room ballad “bluesery”, then this is for you. Coming across like a heady cocktail passed between Springsteen and George Thorogood ‘Silverstar’ the opener is the most rocking song here.
Elsewhere there’s the swampy dirty delta noise of ‘Broke a Chain’; the biker punk darkness of ‘Why’; the upbeat piano refrain meets down-at-heel lament of ‘Bloodless’ and the lowdown dirty Southern Rock riffs of  ‘Lonely as you are’. It all makes up a heady potion best just drunk and not questioned. 


If you like it gritty, like we said, this is the one for you – just listen to the closer ‘Anhialation’ with its emotion and poignancy and tell us that this wasn’t worth the wait.

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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