|The New Christs - 'Gloria' (Impedance Records)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Thursday, 24 September 2009 18:41|
Former Radio Birdman frontman Rob Younger's The New Christs release new album 'Gloria' five years after their last release and twenty five years after forming to support Iggy Pop when he toured Australia.
Maybe eleven tracks all of a similar pace is a bit much in one sitting, but give me bands like The New Christs with their honesty and musical integrity over a lot of today's upstarts. I feel that what this album is missing is a bit of variety in the eleven songs on offer. With some great noises coming from the guitars that I fell chould have maybe been built on more. Penultimate track 'On Your Knees' is my stand out track but, again, plays on a variation of a song Iggy wrote years ago. Album closer 'Bonsoir A Vous' is also a decent racket and then I sterted thinking that maybe this album is in fact upside down as these two tracks would have been better at the start and reeled the listener in.
As it is, this is a fine album of garage guitar rock from Down Under.