Unearthed Review: Hoodlum Shouts. Four stars

johnboy 26 May 2011
hoodlum shouts

Unearthed Review rides forth once more.

Today our alphabetic journey through the rated Canberra bands on the TripleJ Unearthed website brings is to the Hoodlum Shouts.

The Hoodlums have this to say about themselves:

Hoodlum Shouts combine a tendency to brood with a genuine search for idyllic
melody – sleepy hooks sewn into songs you can raise your glass to. The band’s
guitar-saturated heavy rock has been described as ‘The ’Oils on Valium’. The
band recorded their debut six-track EP Horses and Human Hands at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney, with Russell Pilling; which was self-released in June.

This is a review of two halves.

The first song “History’s End” is a ball tearing traverse of the territory between Midnight Oil and the Dead Kennedys.

So much anger against the zeitgeist it makes you clench your fists and then start pumping them in the air.

All the seething disappointed rage of Generation X piles up in this rocking number. When the boomers get what’s coming to them this could be the soundtrack.

Forget local music, if you like your music loud and angry you want to download this one.

The other two songs are still brooding, but less angry, less rocking. Music for 11pm with the lights turned off and remembering life’s disappointments.

If they were all “History’s End” I’d give five stars but overall, they’re an honest…

Four Stars.

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