Sid Brown - 'Sid Brown' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 15:21

sidbrownAfter checking out a recommendation from a cool axe slinging dude in the States who thought I should be listening to Sid Brown's new album - available on iTunes - I thought "Why not? Perhaps I should just do that and check him out."


First track up is 'Morocka', with its "Shake shake it, baby shake it! Morocka, I need Morocka" refrain. After only a few bars I found myself tapping my toes along to the crazy rock 'n' roll beats as I hit upon another cool rock 'n' roll mofo and I like it. 


So who is Sid Brown? Well, who cares - the guy has some pretty nifty chops going on and these nine tracks go someway towards proving that. It's lo-fi swaggering rock 'n' roll with a hint of maybe The Dandy Warhols when they rock out, it has groovy riffs and many a proper chorus. There is a bit of old school cool on offer here with a hint of Bowie and Iggy for sure, some other 70's rockers going on as well.


'Draw The Line' drips in on a laid back Stonesy riff and that toe-tapping I mentioned has gathered momentum to full-on air drumming now and I likes it. In fact, I'm loving this a lot.  Maybe too late to be a contender for getting in my Albums Of The Year list, but certainly a guy I'll be keeping a close eye on in 2010. It reminds me a bit of another band in its delivery, Louis XIV who released a cracking album a few years ago.


Only nine tracks on offer but it is all killer and no filler with opener 'Morocka' and closer 'One Revolution' being my pick of the bunch. Do yourself a favour if you have an iTunes card, use it wisely and go check out Sid Brown, you know you won't regret it.