These kind of bands - often labelled Garage-Rock bands on account of their striped down and lean brand of rock'n'roll - are ten-a-penny these days as there seems so many of them. And that is not a criticism considering most of them are bloody good when compared to the sheer abundance of dross available in the UK top 40 charts. Thankfully, The Dodgems are not dross at all but pretty all right, if you excuse the lame pun.
The Dodgems emanate from the rainy industrial land of Sheffield, and there are four of them. It's Alright, their debut single, is a quality recording that springs to mind the sweaty verve and raw compassion of seventies rock with a contemporary yearning to push the barriers and have a scrap, well they do sound hard. The riffs are stony; the vocals have a punkish attitude and the rhythm is rigorous but fast and tight.
Of course time will tell if the UK public can be bothered with them when you consider how much they have in common with other bands in a similar vein. From this single alone though, The Dodgems are worth the time of day.