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  Mystery Thriller Teen Drama by Super Luxury

Mystery Thriller Teen Drama cover art

Artist: Super Luxury
Title: Mystery Thriller Teen Drama
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2012

Cranking it up in the good old fashioned rocking it to the max way is Leeds band Super Luxury. Their debut EP “Mystery Thriller Teen Drama” has but three songs but still manages to provide more than enough proof that Super Luxury are more than three chords and a pair ofleather trousers.

Sure enough, the gravelly vocals came as no surprise but the name of the game here is the runaway train of relentless riffs that hover threateningly over the build a bridge on me drums. There is nothing fragile or fey here with even the seemingly simple title track building up to a threatening intensity. “Ghostesses” similarly seems straightforward, in that Rage Against the Machine kind of way, but for the twisted nihilism of the lyrics while “Kellogg’s Wasps” nails that pretentious seventies rock star with a deeper purpose feel right down and makes it bleed.

Super Luxury make a damn good showing with what is only their debut EP. Needless to say, it is actually safe to crank the volume right up on this one.

Available from Bandcamp.

Review Date: December 9, 2012