STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 5418-5242 LABEL: Essential 5602 FORMAT: CD Album 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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