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September 5, 2008

The Beat Maras

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Bat and the Astral PhoenixI mentioned the Beat Maras before and praised Getaway Car on their Huarez EP. I wasn’t sure about the other tracks so I just pointed out the fast, loud one. They have brought out their debut album Bat And The Astral Phoenix and it has allowed me to once again hear the track Beauty And The Horror that was on that EP. Strangely enough, this time I felt really pleased to hear it and revel in the imperious vocal.

Beauty And The Horror by The Beat Maras

Beauty And The Horror by The Beat Maras (clip)

But, even though I know that they are from Hertfordshire, I just can’t help thinking they are Scottish. On the track above, it does sound like a Scots Jim Morrison doesn’t it? Then I again listen to the excellent opening track which is the instrumental Blue Rock and what do I hear – what sounds to me like a definitively Caledonian guitar piece. Maybe it’s just me but I do hear a bit of Alex Harvey/Skids/Big Country in the rhythm and overall sound.

Blue Rock by The Beat Maras

Blue Rock by The Beat Maras (clip)

The Beat Maras

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