The Black Box Revelation - Live at the AB EP

Lands a little too close to derivative rockers Jet in its sound, but in that line of thinking these Belgians could have a hit on their hands

Album Review by Jason Morton | 09 Sep 2008
  • Black Box Revelation - Live at the AB EP
Album title: Live at the AB
Artist: The Black Box Revelation
Label: T4 Tunes
Release date: 15 Sep

Storming in from Brussels - of all places - come The Black Box Revelation, delivering a four-track hit (three live, one studio) of blues revivalism glossed over an indie-rock sensibility. Dirty duo Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck follow their 2007 LP Set Your Head on Fire with some live cuts heavily influenced by the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Detroit garage rock scene. The first two tracks of the EP - Love, Love is on My Mind and Gravity Blues - might not be the stuff of Iggy's dreams, but Set Your Head on Fire has the vigour its title suggests, despite its bluesy simplicity. Sole studio track and single I Think I Like You lands a little too close to derivative (and overhyped) rockers Jet in its sound, but in that line of thinking these Belgians could have a hit on their hands. [Jason Morton]

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