Shot are apparently the best band you haven't heard of. Yet...
Why waste 50 seconds on an intro to a six track EP is my first question here. So given that this really is only a five track EP, I'll get on with the job in hand!
First proper song on offer is the ridiculously catchy 'Don't Come Round Here' which is exactly the kind of sleaze rock that Axl and his appetite for destruction used to deliver with such ease and needs right now. Shot are definitely in the vein of Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar and the local heroes of the jacks Forever Vendetta. So similar are Shot to FV that it is actually scary...
'Axegrinder' is a slice of rebellious, middle finger waving in the air heaven which, with the vocal stylings of Billy Soux and the guitars of Justin Best and Hector Marin, slay all those other bands around.
Halfway through the six track EP is the raucous 'Bodies (in the truck)' which, with its up-tempo style, is the track that keeps the RAWK rolling. Next up is the penultimate track and the obligatory ballad 'I Won't Leave You Here' which reminded me so much of Skin N Bones and their awesome 'Cover Me With Roses' and Alleycat Scratch's 'Roses On My Grave', so to be held in such high esteem on my behalf of those duo of ballads is something that will keep me listening to this awesome debut release.
Shot are a shot in the arm of today's sleaze scene and deserve to be one of the biggest bands around, let's hope they get the breaks they deserve and prove me right!