Canada’s Monster Truck did something quite remarkable at Hammerfest by turning a cavernous holiday park entertainment hall into a dark, Joss-stick loaded, patchouli oil scented version of 1972 but without a miners strike. There’s is a low down, dirty and blues soaked rock n roll full of lament and regret, pang and longing. There’s an organic richness to what they do: this is a band that are retro without being too atavistic; knowing without being smug. You have heard the architecture of these songs before but not with this coating or grubby lustre. There’s no image or archness: just some very talented musicians doing what they do best: killing it every second of their time on stage. This is what we want kids, this is what we want.
- Death Valley Knights Live at Hammerfest VI
- Afterlife Live at Hammerfest VI