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Sorry & the Sinatras EP, mastered here, Mudkiss review.

“Sorry & The Sinatras – King Of Shambles Street
Sorry & the Sinatras are something of a Nineties punk rock super group consisting of former members of bands such as The Wildhearts, Amen, Black Halos, Ginger and the Yo Yo’s. They released an excellent album called “Highball Roller” in 2009 but then seemed to just disappear before suddenly turning up again with this EP.

The EP opens with the title track which is a proper punk rock n roll song where the title “King of Shambles” pretty much says it all. The guitars are menacing and the vocals are screamed in the vein of Tom Gabel/Laura Jane Grace of Against Me. This is swiftly followed by “Valencia” which has a great rumbling bass intro before moving in to a Wildhearts type melodic punk sound. This relentless approach shows no signs of giving up with “Pretty Letters” which contains a great melody fighting its way out of a barrage of guitars and shouty vocals. The fourth track on the EP is actually a cover of a Replacements song ” Bastards of Young”. This is a song which is actually known to me as being a constant in the live set of the great Jesse Malin. This cover is equally brilliant and actually inspired me to finally get around to ordering some Replacement albums. It demonstrates what Sorry & the Sinatra can achieve by allowing the tunes to come to the forefront rather than the raw punk sound. Interestingly the final song “Bleach & Gasoline” then goes on to prove this point as its the best song on the EP and the band really allow the tune and melody within the song to shine. It is a demonstration of the confidence the band should really have in the quality of their writing.

The EP it really builds with each song.  I am not sure about the reasons why they stopped at an EP rather than delivering a full album but if they continue improving on each song as they have here then a new album will be brilliant. Lets hope its not too far away or that we at least get a tour to accompany this release.”

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Sorry and the Sinatras new EP mastered here reviewed by Uberrock.

They are the Kings of Shambles Street and beyond I’d imagine. What an unexpected pleasure it was blasting out this here five track EP from one of the finest bands to emerge in the past decade even if they are on indefinite hiatus: anyone who’s ever got down with Sorry and the Sinatras needs to get this – fuck it, if you’ve a shred of rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll in your body you need to buy it.

No bullshit Rock ‘n’ Fucking Roll boys and girls as opener ‘The Kings Of Shambles Street’ will testify as it begs to be played at speaker splitting volume for the full effect. The unmistakable tone of Scott Sorry’s too many jagerbomb vocals tears through your soul and makes you pump your fist and think to yourself – Damn, this band is good. Fuck, this band is great! They sound like these songs are the best of times and this gang of four can turn the worst, most shitty night into the best night of your life. Hurtling out of the speakers with a chorus chant that won’t leave your skull until you go to sleep but then be the first thing you remember come the morning (trust me it’s happened every damn day since I got this EP), this is punky, dirty and catchy as hell.

Anyone who purchased the online compilation ‘Heavy Hearts’ should be familiar with the bittersweet, drug fuelled love song that is ‘Valencia’: with its racing beat and lush guitar licks it was indeed the highlight of that compilation over and above some pretty heavyweight acts and stands tall as a fine, fine tune.

Halfway through the EP you get the heavy as bricks ‘Pretty Letters’ and for me it’s just about the pick of the bunch as it chugs with pure menace but is layered with a insane melody from a band who are quite simply killing it. There is no point in searching for new superlatives to dress up a review when it’s as devastatingly good as this and I could use all the pretty letters I like but the bottom line is this is an essential purchase in anyone’s language and if it needed a near perfect cover version wedged in amongst its four new(ish) tunes why not go for one of the best songs by one of the best bands ever. ‘Bastards Of Young’ is nail – head – hit! If you’ve never heard it or the Replacements then shame on you, but this is as good a place as any to be introduced. A passionate and superbly delivered rendition of a superb tune and it sees Mr Rich Jones tackle the lead vocals and give this classic the respect and shot of energy it deserves.

Alas my friends in Glunk we’ve reached the end and only ‘Bleach And Gasoline’ is left to play out a sparkling EP and a long overdue and welcome release. Not as furious or as in your face as the other songs on offer ‘Bleach & Gasoline’ has something of a dreamy pace and dare I say it has a hint of Mr Cobain in the opening verse and melody, but by the time we reach the chorus this fucker is soaring and you won’t be able to stop your leg twitching in time with Lenny Thomas’s hi-hat. The press blurb says this EP is a glorious swansong but I’m more optimistic than that and I hope and pray that one day I’ll be able to write a piece for the new Sorry and the Sinatras album and not just an EP.

Uber Rock approved? What do you think? It might not be number one in the top ten at the end of the year but if we had an EP of the year it’s just about nailed on. It’s everything punk rock fuelled music should be….simply stunning. Buy it!!!!!!!”

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Mastering the new Sorry and the Sinatras “Kings of Shambles Street” EP on Bomber Music.

5 new songs, coming out soon.

““Nothing’s going to kill you faster than rock ‘n roll!”

Don’t those words ring true? Sorry And The Sinatras certainly know all about life in the fast lane – as their dirt bomb explosive debut album ‘Highball Roller’ shows so well!

You see, Sorry And The Sinatras specialise in high octane kick-ass punk rock – high on flare, punishing, driving riffs and spit ‘n’ sawdust professionalism. Formed 18

months ago by frontman/ guitarist Scott Sorry – who currently also plays a mean bass with UK rock legends The Wildhearts – S&ATS also feature fellow Americans Lenny Thomas (drums) and Roger ‘Rags’ Segal (bass/ vocals) and UK guitarist Dave Kerr. The Anglo-American twist gives this quartet a truly unique chemistry that truly reflects in ‘Highball Roller’.‘Highball Roller’ is an honest, in-your-face punk rock n’ roll record that defines this quartet’s personalities – unpolished, missing teeth and self-medicated! It’s an album born out of years of searching for and finding dreams.From the opening track of the infectious ‘Black & Blue’, the vitriolic snarl and fury of ‘Burns City Burns’, to the raucous anthems of ‘Hated Heart’, ‘Riverside’, right up to the aural cacophony of closer ‘She’s So Vaudeville’ – Sorry And The Sinatras demonstrate just how good rock music can be. ‘Highball Roller’ is a record that doesn’t just deserve to be heard, but it commands your attention and frankly, you won’t be disappointed.

Recorded during the Summer of 2008 over 10 days in Barnsley with Jason Sanderson (Rolo Tomassi, The Plight, The Mirimar Disaster, GU Medicine) it will be released in May 09 through Undergroove (The Ghost Of A Thousand, Hexes, Minus The Bear, Johnny Truant).

Are you ready to get ‘High?
– Darren Sadler”

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