There's a wonderful brooding atmosphere to this album which threatens to spill over...
Dan Tallis 2006-04-04
The Archie Bronson Outfit were discovered by the head of Domino Records (home of Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys) when the band played his local pub. They don't have anyone called Archie in their line up but they have succeeded in releasing one of the albums of the year.
Although the unique blend of scuzzy blues and raucous indie rock instantly wins you over, it's the semi-intelligible vocals of lead singer Sam Windett that really sets this record apart. His southern drawl is reminiscent of Kings Of Leon; ABO are from the South, but that's South London rather than Tennessee.
There's a wonderful brooding atmosphere to this album which threatens to spill over and get ugly.
Highlights include "Cherry Lips", "Dart For My Sweetheart" and the hauntingly beautiful "Cuckoo". While "Rituals" is the perfect soundtrack for your local hysterical zombie marching band.
An awesome racket.