Album Reviews

In This Mess
toyGuitar – In This Mess
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 15:48
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Featuring Jack Dalrymple (Swingin’ Utters, One Man Army) along with Swingin Utters’ Miles Peck, toyGuitar pack a lot of the Utters’ 70ies style punk sounds and then proceed by adding a ton of power-pop influences, some sweet guitar lines and more ooh’s and aah’s than you can shake a stick at.

The result is an album that comes with twelve songs you want to play as loud as possible on a sunny day while driving to the beach, ranging from the handclap-enhanced “Static Attraction” to the pure pop goodness that is “Roller Coasters”, where the band actually sings about going to the beach.

“In This Mess” is a lot of fun to listen to and while it is incredibly catchy and hook-filled, it manages at the same time to maintain a raw edge, lending the album a live feel. Speaking of live, you can catch the band on tour with the Swingin’ Utters late March/early April.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.