BELLA WRECK -ST (power-pop hooks/garage punk) CDHEAVY MEDICATION
POLISH IMPORT Sydney-to-Berlin transplant Dave Thomas and his German comrades combine Radio Birdman riffs and New York Dolls swagger with power-pop hooks and a jolt of Detroit high-energy, yielding hot, saweaty and fun rock & roll the way the gods meant it to be. Listening to this album is like unearthing a stack of killer lost Australian garage-punk 45’s from the 80’s. If you're into Oz bands like the Lime Spiders, Eastern Dark, and The Hitmen, you are going to LOVE this album.
"The album builds on the classic garage rock ‘n’ roll sounds, mixing a bit of Radio Birdman with a bit of Nomads and finding time for New York Dolls along the way – listen to ‘Untold Fury’ and ‘Trash’ and you could be right back there with Thunders et al. They give it their own shine though and it’s fair to say that this album is fantastically enigmatic."
“'Bella Wreck' is a very Australian album - at least if you’re an Australian who soaked up the high-energy rock and roll that hit the country like a bomb in the 1980s. You can hear the sly Radio Birdman lyrical references and there’s no mistaking the guitars that tear at your throat or the band's uncompromising attack, but 'Bella Wreck' ilves on the melodic side of the strasse. If you want a reference point, Happy Hate Me Nots are their cousins."