Album, Single and EP Reviews



  Uzi by Boatzz

Uzi cover art

Artist: Boatzz
Title: Uzi
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006

The band has gone for a 'beefed' up solid sound with this 4-track EP that follows up their 2005 full length album "Peacock Blood".  It's barely over 10 minutes, so to say it's short and to the point is a bit of an under statement.  At times it comes across as a battle for supremacy between New York's mid 70's punk scene and the UK's early 70's glam rock sound.  We'll leave it to you to decide the winner.  It's too close for us to call it.

"Confidence" is a great rocking opener, sort of Bowie does CBGB's.  "Coalmine" however has more of the glam rock sound to it - a bit like a frenetic Bolan song.  While with "Deep Breaths" they veer of enigmatically in a Talking Heads direction.  "Catch Me, It's Too Late" straddles both camps and has a great thumping drum beat as its foundation.  Sometimes good things do come in small packages.
Review Date: June 22 2007