Cowboy Lovers

Cowboy Lovers



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Cowboy Lovers Cowboy Lovers (Album) LBW Records UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version


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January 10, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Don't do many reviews, don't have the time but for this album I thought it deserved one, as it doesn't appear to be getting the attention it deserves.

Remember when on his seminal “Losing My Edge” DFA head James Murphy sang “I hear that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars”? Cowboy Lovers are that band. Formerly hometown rock DJs in Alicante, F. Pascual and H. Bardisa now ply their trade as a hard-hitting guitar-and-drums duo. And, under the strictly analogue tutelage of one-time White Stripesproducer Liam Watson, their enthusiastic S/T debut contorts between doomy proto-metal and heavy psyche-rock riffs, which variously bring Ozzy and his Black Sabbath (“Dying” and “Slaves in Darkness”), QOTSA (“Acid Queen) and garage whirlwind Ty Segall to mind.

Worshipping relentlessly at the riff alter, Pascual and Bardisa’s LP is a quick-fire series of marauding sleaze and infectious juggernaut repeats during which slower-tempo fuzz-rockers such as “I’m So Easy” punctuate the running order, the album’s blustering blues edge also coming to a head during the appropriately titled “X Blues”. Axe in hand and preaching to the converted from an English-language pulpit throughout, Cowboy Lovers make a compelling case as to why no-one’s ever sold their soul to the devil over a turntable.