Damian Cullen Band - 'Paved With Good Intentions' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 20 October 2012 05:00

damiancullenbandWith this here four track EP of Glunk, the Damian Cullen Band seem very capable of kicking up a right shit-storm with their Punk 'n' Roll as they unleash these three original tracks and a Uber cool cover of 'It's Cold Outside'.

 

They get things underway with a fine slice of beefy, up tempo punk that isn't a million miles from the vibe that the Neurotic Outsiders had on that amazing album, and the vocals are right out of the same pocket that Mr Steve Jones croons from.

 

The story goes that Mr Cullen was disillusioned with what was going on in London in the late '90s so he upped sticks and headed for the delights of Helsinki where this band was born.

 

The second offering is the really catchy 'Wonderland' that cuts its jib with a really confident swagger and has something about it that reminds me of The Damned around 'Grave Disorder' and there's also a bit of the Babysitters in Mr Cullen's voice. So far so good and an excellent introduction to the world of Damian Cullen Band. 'I Don't Wanna Play House' follows suit with a great hook and catchy chorus and the more I'm playing this the better it sounds.

 

To close off the EP is the cover of The Choirs' 'It's Cold Outside' which most would probably remember as being covered by Stiv Bators. To be fair the band don't try and be clever by rewriting such a great tune but instead do it proud with a very good version, with some excellent work on the chorus harmonies.

 

All in all a glunkingly good EP and a band to keep an eye on. I look forward to the release of a full album because if this snap shot is anything to go by it'll be a cracker.

 

http://www.damiancullenband.com/

 

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