Buffalo Killers - Fireball of Sulk (Sun Pedal Recordings)

Impressive stuff...

Ohio classic rockers Buffalo Killers aren’t the usual MaF fodder it has to be said, but they do cook up a mighty fine racket on this little EP so why not bring them to your attention?

The band can name some big name chums like Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys in their following, and it’s easy to see why names like that would be drawn to the BK standard as the band create a sort of psyche-informed mish mash of Americana that sometimes brings to mind the Jayhawks (if they listened to seventies metal instead of sixties country rock) or the likes of Mountain or Neil Young’s sometime backing troupe Crazy Horse.

Heavy without being metal, the sound on Fireball... brings a laid back take to the art of the wall of sound, all lazy harmonies and benign bludgeon, and whilst the likes of the excellent Marshmallow Mouth and In a Number are never going to get diehard fans of Behemoth or Triptykon onside, they do retain a sort of bombastic appeal that could easily snare those of a more open mind. Why not give them a go?


Fireball of Sulk is out now.