Sound-wise we're talking dark and fervent rock 'n' roll, the kind that shares characteristics with psych and garage bands to The Jesus & Mary Chain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Those bands were partly about style, but the important factor for them all was good tunes (although holes can be picked in the back catalogues of each). Black Paint only have a trio of songs online at the moment, and the standard is high, few holes can be found and the only real criticism could be a lack or originality. But most people in rock 'n' roll bands who aren't Chuck Berry could be accused of the same thing. 'I Killed A Man' and 'Emergency Broadcast' buzz with electrifying guitars, the former's uplifting chorus belying the somewhat sinister lyrics. 'King Nine' is almost anthemic, but in a inherent rather than forced way. With some claiming that guitar music (or at least decent guitar music) is on the ropes, it's encouraging to know that bands like Black Paint are leading the crusade to prove the doubters wrong.
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