ORGAN THING: White Reaper, The World’s Best American Band, are heading this way this month, don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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White Reaper, the world’s best American band, are heading this way, the dates are further down the page, we’ve covered the band from Louisville, Kentucky, quite a bit on these pages this year, and to repeat some words, they sound like they’re from L.A in 1979 and yes, they probably are the world’s best American band right now, they’re laced with killer pop-rock guitar riffs, most of their songs sound the same and they really shouldn’t be happening like this in 2017.  They sound like The Cars, like Cheap Trick, like the 70’s bubblegum end of Kiss, there’s more than a healthy bit of Thin Lizzy playing Bay City Rollers pop in there (don’t scoff, those Ramones based their whole career on Saturday Night). Actually there’s more than a little bit of Lizzy in there, thee’s mountains of Thin Lizzy hooks and harmonies in there, White Reaper are smart, they’re slick, they so so wrong they they’re just so so right, they’re unashamedly American pop rock.,,,

Yes, that name is bothersome, what’s that name about? Nothing sinister I hope  – this is American high-school kids driving their Chevy Camaros and their Pontiac Firebirds to the beach party, White Reaper aremost definitely an American band coming to your town to help you party it down and this could well be the soundtrack to the next Richard Linklater film with all those twin-guitar leads, just-right keyboards and the pin-sharp drumming and most importantly of all, the pop rock hook lines. They need you to play this second album of theirs loud and this being England we’ll probably get bored before we get to the end of it, no one much got Cheap Trick or The Cars over here did they? They’re not quite as perfectly Kiss as Märvel are – ORGAN THING: Märvel, you wanted the best and you got the best, kiss this… – but they’re not far off

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ALBUM REVIEW:  WHITE REAPER – The World’s Best American Band (Polyvinyl) – White Reaper, are they the world’s best American band? Well they’ve certainly got their cheap tricks nailed, they’ve certainly got their slick pop rock sorted (they should probably get the Low Bros to design their album covers), they’ve got their tongues in their… read on, the rest of the album review from back in April is here 

Here’s those dates then, not many of them, but hey, two thirds of gigs within walking distance for some of us, the dates….

23-Oct-17 – Brighton – The Prince Albert
24-Oct-17 – London – Sebright Arms
25-Oct-17 – London – Old Blue Last

And how good is that build up to that perfect riff on the three minute mark….

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“Judy French” is taken from White Reaper’s ‘The World’s Best American Band’, out now.

“Judy French” is taken from White Reaper’s ‘The World’s Best American Band’, out now.

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