By Charly Six
The boys that once were Brass Monkey are now the men standing up to be counted as Charly Six. With a sound that has undergone several incarnations there has always been some question as to which C6 would be turning up. Gone are the acoustic experiments of recent times, replaced with a fist full of chunky indie rock riffs.
"Get Drunk, Screw, Get High" is a song with as little pretensions as its rather obvious title, and all the better for it. A right rollock of a song, even weighing in at a perfect 3 minutes dead, as if purposely orchestrated to do so. If they haven't then C6 should listen to the 60ft Dolls to realise just who they sound like, as through out the CD the comparisons are uncanny. One other (unfortunate) comparison is the "I really mean these deep words I'm singing" style as touted by the "peoples" favourite Kelly Jones of the Stereo-colonics. C6 tread this slippery path on "Cut you off" which is a nonsense as Danny Carr has a great voice that should be above such lazy tactics. A speedy return to form with the hard edged "Dead Young / Dead Gone" sees the ship steered clear of the rocks.
If Charly Six have finally found their comfort zone and a style they can feel at ease with, then this is promising stuff. Let's hope this incarnation lasts long enough to deliver some more riff blitzing tunes like "Get Drunk, Screw, Get High".