Raising Sand sound tough; like The A-Team but with guitars and drums as their weapons.
This excellent four-track EP was recorded in December 2004 after a long period of time writing and gigging. Unexpected Legacy has a lot of raw punkish grit and Dogtown Blues shows the hard vocal capabilities of front man Vinny Foreman. Fake is gritty, sounding like a lost song from an old studio in sixties Detroit. Witness The Storm is a tad too long, but has an atmosphere helped by a controlled rhythm section and a cracking riff.
This four-piece band, based in Guildford, hold a great sound of their own, even if we have heard much of it before. They inevitably compare to the likes of The Vines, The Hives and Young Heart Attack. So yep, they have a gritty seventies Garage rock sound derived from the MC5, Alice Cooper and so forth, yet Riding The Blinds sounds so good that they can just about fit in that already overcrowded moshpit.