By Kieran Webber
Twin Guns latest LP “The Last Picture Show” is an ambitious and hypnotic journey through the underbelly of punk. The music and sound produced by the band is not something you will hear on the radio or the streets, I can almost feel the sweat of a grimey venue during my listen of the album. This, of course is no bad thing and it is a feeling one should embrace and enjoy not that there is a choice as once the album starts it has it’s hooks in you.
The opening track “Temperature Rises” is a perfect opener to the energetic album, as it takes a slower pace than other songs on the album warming you up for the hip shaking – head banging experience.
The band explodes into a fury with the following track “Fugitive” still remaining as ever haunting and dark but with added panache, without a moment’s break “The First Time” comes in with a groovy – fast paced rhythm backed by hard hitting percussion with the ever familiar haunting vocals draped over the top.
The pace slows down for “Maniac” & “Harlem Nocturne” it is at this point Twin Guns become interesting and is where they show the listener that they are more than your simple punk band, although they can produce a hypnotic flow blended in darkness they are also capable of something that can be linked to their The Cramps Influence, a slow yet powerful track capable of bringing out the most badass in the audience, a song draped in sexy decadence.
As a whole this LP is a fantastic listen covered in haunting vocals with pulsating punk energy, with some special moments where the band really does shine, If you are looking to fill that void or the hole in your heart where The Cramps used to be then this album could help fill that hole.