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Tea For A Viper June 2006

I was sent a four track EP by Leicester's SUB-ROSA and it's enjoyable and impressive.

Tea For A Viper has an exotic tinge with a swirling dervish guitar riff for the verse. A storming piece of music. Both Never Before and One Age Paradise are anthemic in the nature of the singing. You know, long notes held. While this isn't something I particularly like (although I've only just realised it - I'm still learning about my taste) there is always the guitar/drums/bass parts that drive along beautifully. I'm Right, You're Dead starts contemplatively. It builds up the tension, half lets go giving you ten seconds relaxation, but then ramps up the power. In comes the heavy distortion and the sliding guitar notes. This is how music should be.

I'm going to award Sub-Rosa the Cool Noise seal of approval for the best guitar work I've heard so far in 2006. This is a band that have real potential.


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