CD Review: Batusis EP

Holy hand grenades when this EP is released it is going to blow a big hole in the world music scene. I have been privileged enough to have received a promotional copy and to be honest it has hardly left my CD player. This EP is full on earth shaking rock’n’roll at its peak. Proving that old punks never die, they just get louder and sharper.

Right it’s time to cut the crap and get on with the music. Track 1 ‘Blue’s Theme is an incendiary instrumental. It kicks off with a joyous drum roll leading to a batcycle firing up. Then it off with full throttle rock’n’roll. The motorcycle returns a couple of times to accentuate the feel of the song.

Track 2 ‘What You Lack in Brains’ kicks in, vocals provided by Sylvain Sylvain. It is supercharged rock’n’roll full of style and attitude. A real heavy boogie tune performed to the maximum. Truly heavy duty stuff, a rocking masterpiece.

Track 3 ‘Bury You Alive’ rips into play led by riotously raucous guitar riffs and chords. Vocals on this come courtesy of Cheetah Chrome. Cheetah’s style has a touch of drawl and this gives the song a slightly different feel to the previous but has an identical feel to it

Track 4 ‘Big Cat Stomp’ is another ball’s out instrumental pulling together the fall-out from the previous three songs and rolling on throughout in Batusis’s supreme high octane style. It is heavily laden with virtuoso guitar work topping a supreme rolling rhythm that runs throughout.

I have to give this a 12 out of 10 rating, as from the 4th May this year. You can check it out at www.myspace.com/batusis. Buy it, it is on Smog Veil Records www.smogveil.com. Plug it in and turn it UP.

Credit has to go to Ken Coomer for the production of this and also Charlie Brocco who engineered it along with Ken Coomer.

US and UK tour dates can be checked out along with my interview with Cheetah Chrome at

http://rockandrollreport.com/intense-nick-checks-out-batusis/