The Vaseline Rats - et al

Published Thursday 28th June 2007
The Vaseline Rats - et al
The Vaseline Rats - et al

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23515-12554
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Rachel Eadon

UK group The Vaseline Rats have been around since 2004 and are headed up by singer, songwriter and bassman Pete MZ Emms, who has worked with a lot of different bands over his career including Judas Priest and once played the Cross Rhythms Festival with his band. 'et al' is The Rats' demo EP and was made with session musos as Pete assembles his group's regular lineup and is definitely for those who like their music heavy. It's a first class example of progressive rock, with stunning guitar work and ever-changing melodies. The lyrics aren't to memorable but they cannot detract from such a sonically exciting sound. The tunes are certainly catchy - the title track has more than an element of funk about it, and "All The Ones" is dark and brooding. As an introduction to what could one day be a big mainstream outfit, 'et al' is well worth searching out.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Sam in Wales @ 18:23 on Jun 30 2007

Haven't found out how to get hold of it, but have managed to download 2 tracks for free off O2 Undiscovered, and the V-Rat's own site.

Interesting stuff - thanks for bringing them to my attention.

Posted by Lisa in UK @ 14:42 on Jun 29 2007

Sorry, found it on the artist profile!

Doh! It is Friday x

Posted by Lisa in UK @ 19:11 on Jun 28 2007

I'm intrigued! If its not available on Cross Rhythms Direct, how can I get hold of it? Have they got a web site or contact details?


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