It would be very blatant and easy to place this Scottish trio amongst the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Gang Of Four but - at least according to this single - they sound much heavier and aggressive, even entering metal territory.
Photograph It is the second single from their debut album Kill Baby Kill and is so distinctive for its fast and dominant bass line, which gives a passing glance back to The Jam. The vocals are a tad overdone with far too many screeches but the rhythm is firm and melodic. In accompaniment is Lights Out, which is just as strong: It plods along more but with bigger footmarks on account of the harsher drumming.
Alamos are quickly becoming the talk of the town having supported a number of good bands that include Hell Is For Heroes and The Subways; with more material like this it won't belong before the tables turn the other way round.