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Raw Power Magazine: The Vicars "I Wanna Be Your Vicar"

(translated from French by Google Translate)

Vicars of the third album is just ... excellent. These English boys have made good progress since their previous album. Psychotic Beat (2009) is undoubtedly a good album, but a bit too monochrome. With I Wanna Be Your Vicar, the trio of Bury St Edmunds is faultless. Removed in half an hour, the album has little downtime or unnecessary piece.

Everything here responds to a single need: play music nerve, purified, stripped of verbiage and affectations. The game is clear and ringing guitars of Chris Langeland ideally, dry and concise.

The Vicars deliberately blocked the meter of their "time machine" for the years 1964-1966. Their tables of the law, what are the British R & B and garage rock. But the music of Vicars is undated or dated, or steeped in references and bows. Playful, full of infectious energy, rock'n'roll of English is an invigorating freshness.

It cites as evidence the first track on the album, "I Wanna Be Your Vicar", ideal to polish up the legs. Balance the rhythmic tempo R & B tight, the vocals add a touch of cheeky humor, a nice little guitar solo manages to nest in all: the opening track, perfect, provides a joy every beast. The vengeful "I'll Be Gone" sets the stage for one of the highlights of the disc. "Lights", harder, garage, recalls the Shadows of Knight: led by an effective riff, sung in a choking voice, the song is quite powerful.

In this vein, "Hauser & O'Brian," reveals the talent of Vicars: these guys do not confuse nervousness and excitement, their songs are not confined to a single electrical shock. Everything fits perfectly in this piece: riffs, vocal solo, the best fit of ways.

This mastery of composition, we find it on "Your Eyes", one of the highlights of the disc. Here, the Vicars to slow down for a mid tempo admirable accuracy. The guitars are perfect, tight, energetic distilling some agreements that structure the piece with authority. Beautiful work

This quality is found with "Every Day", the highlight of the disc. The piece starts on a very R & B beat hammered, then turns more "freak": the guitar solo is the most aggressive of the disk, and then the music, for once, turns red with purple flashes. After this storm, the guitar weaves a sonic vibrating mesh of a threatening power.

It is on this beautiful piece that ends the album. Consequently, one has only one desire: to make it play again and again, because, beyond those great moments, each piece reveals a detail or a gimmick that hits. Thus, the riff of the Kinks "Satisfy You" catches the ear. Removed and the tempo of "Crocodile Chomp" gives antsy.

Finally, we can only recommend this very good album! If Psychotic Beat worked primarily to energy, I Wanna Be Your Vicar is required by his compositions, his mastery and his highly effective synthesis between british beat and garage rock. Albion can be proud of its Vicars."

Dirty Water Records London