Uthanda - Believe

Friday 1st October 1993
Uthanda - Believe
Uthanda - Believe

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Essential 5602
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Chris Berry

With a name like Uthanda you picture African tribal groups of rather large rotund WWF wrestlers - but no, here we have the alternate-cum-mainstream-rock team's second British release. Their style fits the indie market, with a heavy leaning towards early 70s guitar sounds - at times sounding in T Rex mode. This is marginally better than 'Groove', their previous album. Best of the set are "Did You" with it's slower, rocking feel almost harping back to Slade (without Noddy!) and "Wrapped Around Your Heart", their most gentle number. Their biggest problem appears to be that they've not quite found their own niche yet. They don't quite know whether to go down the indie-rock road or to 'play it safe', and a little bit boring by producing a typical US format album. I like the sleeve notes guys, check out the 'How To Protect Yourself From The Truth' 12 steps.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Allan Clare in Bristol, UK. @ 13:25 on Jun 22 2007

Two great albums. I became a christian in 1992 and instantly lost a whole host of friends. (*Sniff*) Not going for the sympathy vote, honest!
Christian Rock was a new discovery and helped me immensely. These two Uthanda albums were constantly played on my trusty tape recorder.
If you read this, guys, what happened to you?
Still playing music I hope!

Reply by Ryan M in United states @ 18:03 on Mar 3 2010

Hey Allan,
i was just reading what you wrote and to tell you the truth, the lead guitarist was my uncle.
they broke up a while ago, but they are all doing good!

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