The best new sleaze albums you can buy this month
Sleazegrinder on the latest releases from Bulletproof Lovers, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Wicced Sara, Tyler Keith & The Apostles and The Prehistorics
Bulletproof Lovers - Bulletproof Lovers
If you missed that lethal combo of MC5-esque full-tilt kablammo and jukebox-ready pop hooks popularised by the long-gone Hellacopters, then prepare to wipe away your dumb crybaby tears. Because these tight-panted señors from Madrid are doling out some seriously top-shelf huff an’ scruff on this rip-snorting debut.
Bulletproof Lovers are a continent-spanning collaboration between American frontman/no-goodnik Kurt Baker (The Leftovers, New Trocaderos) and the cream of the Spanish punk’n’roll scene, and together they’ve crafted the finest action-rock record since whenever it was when you gave up wearing leather pants. Opener It’ll Be Alright sets the pace with its late-70s power-pop hooks. It’s big, swaggering, death-or-glory guitars, and you are locked in for an all-night rocker from there. I mean, you get it, right? It’s cool and it’s catchy, and you can dance to it. None of us are rocket scientists around here. (8/10)