Review by Sam Carter
You like Hot Snakes? You like Drive Like Jehu? Good. Then you'll like Death Pedals.
These guys have been making people dance, rock out and party, and lose all inhibitions since 2010. Hailing from London, they have played the crusty lo-fi DIY circuit with the likes of Silent Front and Blacklisters.
Okay, so a few of the tracks on this EP have sprung up on their previous splits and live records - who cares, it's great to feel like you're being kicked in the chest with these riffs, those vocals, the barrage of drums and pound of the bass lines.
Welcome to the Restaurant isn't anything new, but it is so so good to hear another band arrive in such a great DIY scene. From the opening feedback on "Leaving Here," the riffs comes in with a punch. This is a soundtrack to a house invasion party.
The flow doesn't let up on any track, and you can't help but admire the almost tribute to Hot Snakes that is going on. "Bored of Youth" could sit quite happily in a John Reis riff catalogue, and I mean that in a good way.
"Sharks vs Jets" has this get in your head and jump feel, with the raw vocal and an awesome guitar solo. It's short, sharp and loud.
The highlight of this 4 track EP is "Turn Off the Noise" though. That song just sums up everything that is great about this band, and is a glimpse of how good they can be.
This is a band that needs to be experienced live. You can download their side of the live split with Silent Front for free from their bandcamp site - check it out.
Take your damn shirt off and enjoy some damn good music
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