Manhattan Project – ‘Pistol Head // Deep In The Ground’.
Photo credit (above): Vision Photography.
From what I can gather from my seat in the south-west, the music scene in Leeds is vibrant and alive and likely various other cliche terms used in short and snappy newspaper reviews. In short and in less cliche terminology, the scene is strong and the bands are good. More specific? Ok then.
Manhattan Project are another in this new wave of Two-piece popularity with their singular axe and beatable skin-set. The band are new to the game but you wouldn’t think it via their two singles to date.
Strong bluesy-Hard Rock strings onset with a gritty and playfully aggressive Garage Rock tone, over a percussion so comfortably simplistic it wouldn’t sit any other way. Now, Im not saying this band are ground breaking and unequivocally unique, far from it in fact but that doesn’t mean I’m not being complimentary.
‘Pistol Head’ is driven and defiant as it sticks to the same lines and riffs and subdued yet frantic drumming. It’s a track incredibly hard to sit still to. Within moments that Blues-Rock twang is forever stuck in your head like a gritty Hard Rock parasite a bit rough round the edges quite fitting to the mysterious Pistol Head.
‘Deep In The Ground’ has been flirting with Punk and Grunge but still manages to keep the gritty Rock n’ Roll alive from the above. Its another track where the ear-worminess of the guitar (good English there) is off the chart, so far in fact that there isn’t really any recollection of said chart.
Here’s to whats next.