NO NO NO HOPES, THE: Self-titled: 7"

Jan 13, 2010

The No No No Hopes are a Texas four piece that play mid-tempo, southern-fried garage rock with all the nuance and subtlety of a long haul trucker spun out on speed and singing along to the Supersuckers. The singer has a sneering growl and the music rips along all right, but for all the toughness and rebellion this is trying to muster, I’m left feeling cold to it. The drummer tries to do too much, playing snare fills when it would be better to hang back and simply keep the beat. The guitar riffs remind me of the Hyenas, so that bugs me, too. The best song is a cover of the Action Swingers “Kicked in the Head.”

 –benke (Twistworthy)