While The Ten O Sevens lists a whole pile of influences on their website, it’s pretty safe to say that the one right at the top, The Clash, holds a special place in these London fellows’ hearts. The three songs on this 7” would’ve fit beautifully on The Clash’s first record. Actually, they’d have been right at home on The 101ers’ Elgin Avenue Breakdown. And although the resemblance is uncanny (particularly the vocal delivery), I’ve got no qualms. These are great songs and the band certainly nails the sound that they’re shooting for right on the head. Good stuff.
–Dave Dillon (No Front Teeth)