Turbowolf – The Good Life (SO Recordings)
Just why Turbowolf aren’t one of the most adored, praised and rewarded rock bands in the UK is a matter of national outrage, and every passing release should bring them closer to the widespread acclaim that they deserve.
The Bristol rockers are risk takers and they’re not afraid to beat around the bush. You only have to take in a live show to understand that they’ll never think inside the box, and that’s incredibly exciting.
The Good Life continues with its genre-bending version of guitar rock ‘n roll and picks up where debut Turbowolf and follow-up Two Hands left off.
There are those dramatic, delicious rolling drum build ups. The soaring, inciting, changing voice of singer Chris Georgiadis and the cutting, pine-sharp guitar and bass of Andy Ghosh and Lianna Lee Davies.
Ghosh admits that The Good Life was intended to be a strange album, and that’s one thing that Turbowolf do incredible well. They embrace the strange. They’re comfortable with the strange. They make the strange sound normal.
And to the uninitiated ear this is a record that might sound strange, with it’s intoxicating mixture of straight up guitar rock and alien-esque noises in the background. Chantal Brown from Vodun adds an etheral nature to Very Bad, a song that goes through so many twists and turns you’re surprised to get out the other end without motion sickness.
Other guest appearances include Joe Talbot from fellow Bristol rockers IDLES, Mike Kerr from Royal Blood to Sebastian Grainger from Death From Above. That’s a new avenue that Turbowolf have gone down and it adds another layer of complexity to an already pulsating album.
The Good Life and Turbowolf have shown time and time again that conventional is boring. They’re 100% a weird band, but they make colossal rock songs and this album is no different.
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