The Black Velvets are hands down probably one of the greatest new bands to emerge in the current rock scene.Their mix of a punk like "white stripes" attitude/energy,the swagger of Jagger and the boys,and the healthy obsession with Sabbath/Zeppelin sized riffs make for one hell of a track record,and they don't even have an album out yet.The rhythm section is nothing but booming thunder and the guitar is relentless."3345" is a fast paced rocker which borders the line between punk and hard rock.The catchy melody gets you singing this song in your head.Before you think "The Hives" or "The Strokes",these guys have a much far more heavier sound than those bands."Soul Survivor" is a drum-driven track with kick arse vocals.The monstrous "Page-like" riff just tops this one off.Hopefully this band has great success real soon and if they are able to provide an album with hits like these,then I have no doubt that they are going to be one of the biggest bands in a long time.
I also recommend the other singles by The Black Velvets.Every single and b-side released by the band so far has yet to make me nod in dissatisfaction.
"Get On Your Life 1 and 2"
Also check out these new bands from the UK and there will be no question in your minds that rock is making a gargantuan comeback.(Singles available here on Amazon.)