Less Win – TRUST
Does any act in possession of penises, leather jackets, scuffed-up Telecasters and an audience in double figures have the vaguest clue right now? Every now and then, an outfit with impeccable taste and smart chops threatens to unseat the laddy chancers but, by and large, every Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) disappears for too long to plan their next step and in rush your fucking Bottlemen. Thank god, then, for Less Win, who are from Copenhagen. Like those other great Danes, The Raveonettes, they know their rock & roll history.
This is such a good debut, with reference points as sharp as Crime and the City Solution (the brimstone clatter of Bury the Heart) and Mission of Burma (Rituals). Casper Morilla and Patrick Kociszewski share vocal duties and they both shine, but whoever takes lead on the Bowie-aping Guilt in the Glory is an inch away from heroic. TRUST is a dark beauty and a rare wonder. Lads, (not you, or you), carry on for now.