Archie Bronson Outfit
Domino are doing an awful lot right at the moment, with bands like Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys managing to be wonderfully indie as well as breakthough popular. Domino is also the home of a group called the Blueskins, whose wild, manic blues-based rock went shamefully unnoticed last year. Let's hope that same fate doesn't befall this great debut by a spikier, wilder, bluesier band from the West Country. Derdang Derdang is the first album by the band after signing to Domino, and it combines the wonderful thick energy of the 22-20s with the angular rock popularised by the Arctic Monkeys. On a lot of the tracks, the band sound like a macho punk Talking Heads, taking on some Disraeli Gears Cream. This debut isn't polished, isn't clever, and isn't calculated, thank goodness. It is as raw a disc as you'll hear all year, alongside Two Gallants and The Black Keys. Thank Domino.