EP review: MOLLY KARLOFF – Supernaturalation

MOLLY KARLOFF – Supernaturalation

Coming on with the force of a wrecking ball, Molly Karloff play the sort of gloriously scuzzy rock ‘n’ roll that your mother warned you about. With an excitement not seen since the early days of the Sex Pistols and Guns ‘n’ Roses, the five incendiary tracks on the EP are a rocket fuel blast from start to finish.

Kicking off with the titular ‘Supernaturalation’, the Oxfordshire three piece waste no time in getting right down to business, it’s dirty, piledriving riffing is full of snotty attitude and ‘’screw you’’ guitarwork. With its stop/start rhythm it bristles with an edge of real danger and has the primal rock feel that will scour your very soul.

‘She Said’ follows with a canyon deep groove and a sound so huge that it will easily straddle the Atlantic. Benefitting from a huge chorus, Molly Karloff are hugely assured in their song writing already and future contenders for the crown, the power of Cream but with the danger of the 60’s Stones matched with the hard edge of modern rock and new wave.

Capturing the spirit of punk, ‘Do You Wanna?’ is a gleaming supercharged engine, tearing off the line at Santa Pod raceway and ‘Do It Again’ is full of jittery, nervous energy, hopped up on e numbers. Battered and bruised, you reach the final track ‘The Other Side’ and it’s a slice of sophisticated garage rock that provides the coup de grace.

Raw edged and so razor sharp it will make you bleed, it’s an all-out assault that leave with two choices: surrender or press the play button again. Young bands shouldn’t be this good, this soon, but Molly Karloff are. Destroying a town near you soon.

Review by Paul Monkhouse


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