DEWOLFF THRUST


What do you get if you take the music Quicksilver Messenger Service, Iron Butterfly, The Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Led Zep, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Airplane, Free – well, pretty much any decent band

from the late 60s and the early 70s? You get DeWolff. Not only do they take their name from a character in the film that invented cine cool - Pulp Fiction - they have syphoned off everything that made the acid tripped, alcohol soaked era of music so memorable (if you can't remember it you were probably there).

The Robert Plant inspired vocals, the masculine cock sure riffs, the sensual allure of the Hammond organ and the hypnotic percussion - it's all there. But despite the retro sound these guys weren't even a quiver in Planty's ultra tight trousers in 1971. Only in their 20s, brothers Pablo and Luka Van de Poel and Robin Piso manage to tap into this vintage blend but produce their own neo-psycadelic identity – the slick sound of the album and layering up old and new technology helps keep them in the modern age. The production on the album is huge as the band get political on the no holds barred Big Talk and Deceit and Woo. The gas peddle come off for blues-rock tracks like Once In A Blue Moon and Tragedy? Not Today. There are hints of Allman style gospel and blues on Swain, and the punchy Double Crossing Man could be covered by anyone from Joanne Shaw Taylor to Beth Hart with its ultra sassy blues riff.

Thrust is undoubtedly their best work, once again proving that well-crafted rock and roll is timeless.

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