Towers of London - Blood, Sweat and Towers

why would you want to be the new Darkness when you could be the next Motley Crue?

Album Review by Chris Nordeng | 15 Jun 2006
  • Blood, Sweat and Towers
Album title: Blood, Sweat and Towers
Artist: Towers of London
Label: TVT records
The dilemma with TOL is obvious, they're infamous for their off and onstage antics and they're being heavily promoted as the most debaucherous hard-ass punks to circulate the scene in decades. However, the fact is, they can't, no matter how hard they try, escape being branded as a novelty band. Although the instrumentation constantly borders on Sex Pistols rip-off material while Donny Tourette's vocals are a bit too much L.A.-sleaze to take seriously, 'Blood, Sweat and Towers' is a blistering debut that's almost impressive at times. There's plenty of hit material present, opener I'm a Rat is a dangerous glam-punk street anthem while Air Guitar and On A Noose are both proper drinking tunes for hooligans that sets the album's standard. It's impossible to take seriously but there is truckloads of action to accompany you if you are downing the pints with your hairiest allies. But the question remains, if you're the meanest kids on the block, why would you want to be the new Darkness when you could be the next Motley Crue? [Chris Nordeng]
Blood, Sweat and Towers' is out on June 5. http://www.towersoflondon.co.uk