While you do not need a Spanish degree to translate El Presidente's moniker, understanding who or what they are is somewhat harder to resolve. Shrouded in sci-fi mumbo jumbo, the press release hints that there are four remaining followers (read band members?) of 'The President' and they are about to stage a musical revolution that will blow the cobwebs from the ears of the music buying public.
Whether this means Rocket is the creation of a lone megalomaniac, a quartet or a five-piece led by an iron-fisted dictator remains unclear, though musically El Presidente provide a sound that is both as dumb and as powerful as George Bush himself, but should prove far more popular. Rocket is a stirring psychedelic dream led by a wailing banshee chorus chant that serves magnificently to divert attention from the meaningless lyrical content.
The hint of baggy swagger and echoes of T-Rex, mean El Presidente may well hitch a lift on the coat tails of fellow retro revivalists Kasabian, - let us hope they raise their profile soon so we can take a peek through the mysterious smokescreen that surrounds them.