Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures
Since BRMC rolled onto the scene, splicing drone rock with shoegaze textures, back at the turn of the millennia, their retro sound and appeal was genuinely refreshing in what promised to be a retrospective sort of era. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, BRMC released a couple of semi coherent albums before Thelma and Louise-ing off a very high cliff with some genuinely horrific output.
Back to put the failings of previous years right comes Wrong Creatures, a none too subtle attempt to prove that they aren’t just a droney, muddy rock and roll band per say. A lot like when your nan takes up pilates at 87, you can see what they are trying to achieve but it’s all a bit too little, too late. There’s a couple of ok tracks, Questions of Faith is a prime example of where the group can go if they strip off all the bravo and bluster, but overall they are a band who’s MOT has come far too late and maybe it’s time they sell their rusting vehicles for scrap and get on with their lives.
2.5 / 5