Sin City: Another Round (digital outlets)

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I'm Your Man
Sin City: Another Round (digital outlets)

Sometimes the cover or album title tells you exactly what you need to know.

And so it is with ramshackle rockers Sin City whose Delaney Davidson-produced debut Welcome to Sin City of two years ago we described as offering “loose-limbed swagger, braggadocio, ramshackle country rock'n'roll, barroom ballads and country cliches mined for knowing humour”.

This follow-up – we might say “sequel” given it mines the same seam of country-influenced barroom rock'n'roll – was recorded in Australia with local players where the founders Nick Armstrong and Jack Beesley now live.

They conjure up the mood of the album title and cover art in songs which invigorate familiar country, rock'n'roll and pub rock, and come with titles like Gin and Tonic, Big City Streets, Mama Please Let Me In and Same Sad Song.

Again they look back to Spanish Stroll/girl group balladry of Willie DeVille (Sidewalk Sale, She's Got No Heart) to drop the mood towards melancholy and they wind up the desperation on I'm Your Man.

Nothing Sin City do will change your world or make you rethink your musical values. But as they play out these 12 songs you'll enjoy their familiarity and the band's commitment to ensuring a good time.

Allow us to repeat ourselves from that previous review.

“Doubtless raucously memorable live.”

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You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here


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