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Single Review: Molotov Jukebox – ‘Bang EP’

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We here at Renowned For Sound love Molotov Jukebox. Made up of six eccentric musicians all brimming with talent and an accordion donning front woman who can belt out one hell of a melody, the band really hit the nail on the head with previous single releases that included the catchy Get Ready and the bands last EP release, Double Dare.

MolotovJukeboxBangEPWith their own self described splashing of gyp-step the collective are on the path to big things in 2012 with the release of their next release, the Bang EP which shoots the act right into the forefront of musical brilliance and originality once again while maintaining a eclecticism that keeps you craving more.

With the Bang EP we are delivered with four monsters of gypsy influenced nuggets, each carrying their own sense of direction and each bringing something new and fresh to the Molotov Jukebox catalogue.

Starting out with the EP’s lead single Tick Tock we are offered a quick paced gem that shuffles and shakes through three minutes of bustling instrumentation which sassy singer Natalia Tena sits confidently on top of as she bops through an enthusiastic calypso scented rhythm of horns. This signature sound provides the key to Molotov Jukebox’s success as they generate a fresh, contrasting vibe to what we hear churned out like commercial fodder on the radio daily and that is a sign of the bands originality and courage as a unit. They clearly adore what they do and believe in the music they effortlessly cast upon us.

As a groaning trumpet ushers in the closing Don’t Panic we are wound down by a track that sets the scene of a laid back and smokey 1930’s Jazz bar before it erupts into a boppy horn driven hit with some complimenting male backing vocal support.

Give It A Go unleashes Tena’s most seducing vocal textures providing us with a powerful dollop of Spanish pop to get the blood really flowing.

With South American influences being such an evident theme to the vast majority of Molotov Jukebox pennings we are transported to the carnival bustling streets of Rio De Jeniero on the following Trying as Tena slips and slides around an infectious and summery melody that is drawn out by her bands flawless musicianship bringing the EP to a closing peak.

Bang EP is a culmination of everything thus far that Molotov Jukebox have pulled together in their career. They are a band that know where they want to go and who believe in themselves and the sound they represent. Their passion and ambition soaks through each track we hear from the band and that is one of the appealing factors of any of the bands projects and when it comes to live performance, the collective are second to none. The way the songs they pen are transferred from recording to live setting appears almost effortless for an act who are destined to be the band on the everyone’s lips in 2012 following the release of the Bang EP and we here at Renowned For Sound are thrilled to have the sextet back.