Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Review -- THE BUZZ TROUTS -- Pickles From India

PICKLES FROM INDIA
The Buzz Trouts
Independent
7.5-out-of-10
Wow, another great band emerges from Regina, a city which seems to produce some very diverse music, with bands going off in various musical directions.
The Buzz Trouts call themselves a rock/reggae/funk band, so they bring together some hot styles, and they do it darn well too.
From the lead cut People, this band puts together a solid-nine song CD, their first effort in the studio.
The band is Dave Fries and Brad Uhrich on guitars, Patrick Andrews on bass, and Robb Homenuk doing the drum work. All four add vocals. Fries also pens all but one of the nine songs here.
Musically, you can hear elements of all three genres the band professes to follow, and they even toss in some electronica on a cut like Serious About You.
They do a very good job of mixing their musical influences.
The Buzz Trouts are another band that would probably be killer in concert. This music, thanks to the reggae feel that permeates through several cuts, has a great beat. The rock adds a raw energy, and the funk adds a depth.
This is another Saskatchewan band really worth seeking out. There are a number of very solid cuts here including; Just The Way It Happens, Melt Away, and Secret.
Check them out at www.myspace.com/thebuzztrouts
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper May 21, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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