Taking their name from the Skip James song 22-20 Blues, the Lincolnshire lads owe a blatant debt to classic blues-rock bands like Led-Zeppelin and Cream and one hopes they will lead a renaissance of UK heavy blues-based rock.
22 Days comes from the quartet's self-titled debut album and is a blistering, dynamic track with enough high-powered ferocity to charge an F1-car. It's built with powerful spine-crunching drumming, a raucous riff, rib-grinding bass and raw yet vehemently felt vocals that make you feel the definition of this band - pure rock with enough hot grooves to make burns on your bedroom carpet.
22-20s are mostly compared to current American bands like The White Stripes; indeed their objectives are similar - straightforward songs with strong melodies and indelible rhymes, but the 22-20s should gain more recognition on these shores because they have the talent to be the best thing in this country's contemporary music scene. At the moment we need a hefty injection of this kind of stuff.