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Album Review: Heart Attack Alley - Living In Hell

Album Review: Heart Attack Alley - Living In Hell

Wednesday 19th December, 2012 9:17AM

Regardless of the lens you frame them through Auckland blues trio Heart Attack Alley and the thirteen songs collected on Living In Hell (their debut album) feel like, at crux, an exercise in doing a lot with a little. For example, take the band configuration: Karl Steven - harmonica and stomp box, Kristal Gallagher - guitar, Caoimhe Macfehin - vocals and tambourine. Working with earthy minimalist percussion, wild eyed voodoo guitar and harmonica, and Macfehin's rich, olde time vocal delivery, they create a fuzzed out take on garage rock infused blues. One which while paying homage to the original deep south traditions and motifs surrounding their form, also feels saliently true to the contemporary denim and leather Grey Lynn centric music scene they hail from.

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