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The Avondale Spiders - Single Review: Black Magik Pills

05 Nov 2020 // A review by Paul Goddard

Do you miss anything at the moment?

The world is in a crazy place and it is easy to not want to look forward when the future doesn’t look so bright. Sometimes we need to find comfort in the familiar, the past.

New Single Black Magik Pills from Auckland’s The Avondale Spiders is like a blast of smoke and booze fuelled 70’s excess wrapped in a raspy vocal that echo’s Lemmy’s Bourbon damaged rasp.

The Avondale Spiders aren’t just pedalling retro fuelled nostalgia though. Sure, there is familiarity and formula here but there is also a swagger and confidence that is missing in a lot of “new” music being released at the moment.

Black Magik Pills connects because this is a band comfortable in their sound, not worried about wearing influences on their sleeve and that in itself is refreshing.

Sometimes all we need is comfort of the familiar, that simple connection with our core. This is soul music. It reaches deep without a need to overthink things or pander to the latest trends.

Do what you feel and if it feels right to you that is all that matters.

Sounds like The Avondale Spiders understand that concept and we would all feel better if we swallowed one of their Black Magik Pills.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

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