Indian Handcrafts â Civil Disobedience for Losers (Sergeant House)
Indian Handcraft are a loud rock band who describe their sound as being “Like Bumper Nuts For Your Ears!!”. They recently released their second album. Adrian Bloxham’s been listening to for us & you can see what he thinks about it below.
Indian Handcrafts are two guys from Canada that make some of the biggest noise I have heard this year. That there are only two of them is jaw-dropping enough but when you consider that the album was recorded when the guitarist had a broken hand it becomes truly awe inspiring.
They sound like what would happen if you mashed up a load of funk albums, melted them down and then stirred in a truck load of metal riffs and throat shredding vocals along with a pinch of grunge and a dash of classic rock.
This album Rocks. With a capitol R. It swings along beneath the rock with a funky arrogance and wiggle. But mostly this album will blow you away with the super massive rifftastic guitar sounds.
âBruce Leeâ (below) has a rock monster riff that would feel at home on an old Iron Maiden album, itâs proper Heavy Metal guitars with a classic Rock vocal, shredded and high. The guitar is embraced totally in this song. âRed Actionâ has a Southern Boogie feel with a Punk Twist on the vocal. âStarcraftâ gives the riffs a real boogie background in the drums and a swinging loose vocal, which of course has a huge riff smashing through over the top.
âTruck Mouthâ starts gently and turns into a huge, slow monolith of a song. Its riffs crashing down onto you like the ocean. âThe Jerkâ has a gentle introduction leading into a quirky punk feel that again leads into a total grungefest, it has the loud quiet loud feel. Which goes into the last song âLion at the Doorâ a punk metal shout a long with a huge sound.
This album is a modern rock classic. If you like your music loud, your guitars louder and with the voice of a metal avenger then this is most definitely for you.
All words by Adrian Bloxham. More work by Adrian on Louder Than War can be found here.