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CD Review: The Voxys – Bang Out of Order

Retro 60s psychedelic garage rock band who split their time between Dublin and New York and bear a far more obvious similarity to their influences – the Move, the Kinks or the Pretty Things – than current revivalists like the Coral. The Voxys are a lot more focused and consequently they bring the energy level up several notches as well. This tantalizingly brief ep, generously made available by the band for free download, leaves you wanting a whole lot more. It starts off with Sixth Floor, its catchy minor-to-major melody pulsing along on a fast shuffling reggaeish beat: “You’ll end up like your mother…less drunk and dead,” the singer deadpans, the band led by the bass in a sprint up the scale at the end.  Track two, Uncle’s Gaff is fast and bouncy and sounds like the Jam if they’d been around in 1965, pubbing it up with Dick Taylor and Phil May. The title track punches along on a predictable one-flat3-4 hook; the last of the four tracks, Dirty Protest layers a ridiculously catchy, fiery guitar hook over some jangly, Byrdsy chord work and it’s flat-out gorgeous, all the way through to its surprisingly sunny chorus. Happily, the Voxys do frequent NYC gigs: they sound like they’d be a tremendously fun live band. Watch this space for details.

January 5, 2009 - Posted by | Music, Reviews

4 Comments »

  1. i went to the whelans gig in dublin it was the best gig i have been to in2008,voxys great live ,

    Comment by brendan murphy | January 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. super voxys good lookin great sounds cant wait to see them live again dublin gig was great when and where are they gigging next ?

    Comment by maria francis | January 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Whelan’s was a great gig. Frankly, The Voxys blew the fucking roof off.

    Comment by Flann's the Man | January 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Been to pretty much all of The Voxys gigs around the NYC-area and they are spectacular! Bouncy, fun, hardcore and so incredibly melodic! Missed the one in Dublin though 😦

    Yay The Voxys!!! Hail to the The Voxys! 🙂

    Comment by Paula Yu | January 6, 2009 | Reply


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