There aren't many good things that have come from Belgium. Plastic Bertrand and the best chips in the world. Not much really, but still more than Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. But now it's possible to add Millionaire to that select group.
To be honest, their debut album, "Outside The Simian Flock", passed me by without making much of an impact. However, recent single "I'm On A High" perked up the attention meter. Maybe it's been the years out playing live with Mark Lanegan and Josh Homme, but the band have certainly raised their game for this second bite at the cherry.
Once you fight your way past the dreadful cover and unreadable booklet you;re confronted with a swaggering modern rock beast of a record. It's the sound of a band who know they've come up with the goods, and are borderline cocky about it.
And if you'd written a song as good as "A Love Unmatched" or "Alpha Male" you'd be entitled to have a swagger as well. The only band they seem slightly in thrall to is early Janes Addiction, but overall Millionaire have found their own way this time around.