Take a large bowl of Brum, add a pinch of Red Hot Chili Peppers choppy guitars, a generous bunch of Stereophonics vocals, and a ladleful of singalong-a-QOTSA choruses. Mix well and serve with a side salad of Feeder. What have you got? X, the debut album from The Mexicolas.
It’s probably a bit early in the year to be talking about "debut album of 2008", but this could well be it. Thirteen fantastically constructed tracks, packed with swagger, big riffs and gravely vocals. Instantly outstanding tracks are; 'Big in Japan' and the hauntingly beautiful 'Times Infinity'. But, honest truly, every track is instantly memorable. I highly recommend this album.