If sultry rock ‘n roll is your kind of sound then The Anti-Retro Vinyls are your boys. They know how to make their fans feel loved; they also know how to lay down some ridiculously sexy songs. Seriously, if their music were people, they would be those ridiculously beautiful people who get along with everyone and are loved by everyone. It is the type of music that provides an intimate form of intercourse to your auditory canal. They’re like the Arctic Monkeys of unknown bands and they hail from the supposedly sunny South Africa – which is a bit of a lie as we have been given the glorious gift of overcast and miserable weather of late thanks to the seasonal occurrence that is winter.
Putting all jokes and inappropriate comparisons aside, The Anti-Retro Vinyls’ new single is an absolute cracker of a tune. Greg Allan’s voice has a raspy and sultry quality to it as he weaves his way in and out of raucous garage guitar riffs. It is the kind of voice that you’d expect from the love-child of Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Pelle Almqvist (The Hives). Sarel Reynolds lays down an immensely solid bass line, which, combined with Tate Sutton’s drum work, makes for an incredibly catchy tune that will get you on your feet and grooving. It goes down like a treat from the comfort of your own home and an even bigger treat when it hits you like a tidal wave of infectious feel-good energy when performed live.
From the repeated chanting of “Lalala” to the repeated references about what to do with a girl’s father’s money – The Anti-Retro Vinyls portray a frivolous and playful attitude with their cheeky and whimsical lyrics. Despite this, they somehow drive home a message that money isn’t everything and it will usually lead to being used in relationships. Either that, or I misinterpreted the entire song and it is in fact about taking somebody’s money. Either way, the band delivers an irresistibly catchy song that is very hard to dislike.