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Skybombers

Sirens

(Albert Productions; US: 26 Feb 2008; UK: Available as import)

On this five-song EP, Aussie band Skybombers rely on the bar room brawn that fellow rock bands like Jet have utilized in the past. With all four members contributing vocals (but guitarists Hugh Gurney and Sam Bethune providing all the steak and sizzle) Skybombers start off with all cylinders running for “It Goes Off”, a song which recalls the Von Bondies and Burning Brides. The group rarely let off the pedal on this effort, as “6 P.M.” says a lot about Skybombers promising in just over two minutes. The only easy, run-of-the-mill song is the light and somewhat tired “So Come On” that is as much coaxing fans to enjoy it as it is the band trying to get through it. But that party, beer-keg atmosphere returns on “Revolution”, a punchy, swinging ditty that The Fratellis would be envious of. Short and sweet, Skybombers end with a bang during “Russian Roulette” that, hopefully, is a sign of things to come from this foursome from “Down Under”.

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Originally from Cape Breton, MacNeil is currently writing for the Toronto Sun as well as other publications, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, NME.com, Country Standard Time, Skope Magazine, Chart Magazine, Glide, Ft. Myers Magazine and Celtic Heritage. A graduate of the University of King's College, MacNeil currently resides in Toronto. He has interviewed hundreds of acts ranging from Metallica and AC/DC to Daniel Lanois and Smokey Robinson. MacNeil (modestly referred to as King J to friends), a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan, has seen the Rolling Stones in a club setting, thereby knowing he will rest in peace at some point down the road. Oh, and he writes for PopMatters.com.


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