With a top twenty album in the bag, things must be looking pretty rosy for Band of Skulls right now. And the title track, Sweet Sour shows a suitable excitation to its fuzzy riffs, kind of like Led Zep distilled into the essence of a contemporary alt-rock group, with all the trappings such a fusion might entail. Sweet Sour bristles with both guitar virtuosity and ambition, a brawling hou-ha of a track that spits with an almost dangerous abandon. It’s bulked up, macho pomp and sets itself out as a fitting companion to the likes of the Black Keys recent El Camino effort.
Sweet Sour is released on the 7th May.