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Liar Thief Bandit – ‘Deadlights’

Publisher
The Sign Records
FFO
The Stooges, Iggy Pop, The Hives, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters
Release Date
May 14, 2021
Publisher
The Sign Records
Genre
Garage Rock/Hard Rock

After Detroit in the USA in the late 1960’s, it took 30 years for Garage Rock to make a swinging comeback, but this time, it was in the Nordic world as Sweden became the new capital of raw, punk energy. One such band to be channelling that vibe are Liar Thief Bandit (LTB) with the three-piece dropping ‘Deadlights’ their third studio album.

                This is an album which roars with punk rock aggression, DIY ambition and a healthy dose of heavy metal to give this band a wide appeal. ‘Deadlights’ not only punches the listener in the face as so much as kicks them whilst they’re down as it bubbles happily along. Yet, where this album really picks up is around the halfway mark where the band suddenly find a rocket and shove it up their rectum as bubbling along turns into a raging torrent as it starts to channel a Queens of the Stone Age vibe with driving riffs and ethereally fluttering vocals courtesy of Mikael Jacobson which gives the album the advantage of being able to draw in listeners from the accessible end of the stoner/hard rock spectrum. All this means that it would not be surprising if you were to tune into commercial radio and hear something from ‘Deadlights’.

                There is a lot for this band to offer, it does occasionally meander into background rock and it may be a little “commercial” for the ‘trve kvlt’ generation, but there is a legion of potential fans out there just waiting to hear LTB and to them I say, watch this space.

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