London rockers City Of Thieves haven’t been peddling their wares that long and, listening to their classic rock-inspired sounds on their debut EP, Incinerator, while it does show a band who have something about them, there is still that niggly feeling you get from listening to a new act who are yet to put their own individual stamp on their music.

You see, while Incinerator does contain four tracks of solid classic rock, those four tracks also sound like every band that has influenced them. From AC/DC to Guns N’ Roses, you can hear it all through the barroom swagger of opener and title track “Incincerator” while there are moments further on in the EP when you feel like you’re listening to something akin to Airbourne, but minus the balls-out, beer-soaked attitude.

On the plus side, City Of Thieves have the swagger and they’ve certainly got the ability to write decent classic rock but, from here, they really need to put their own unique trademark on it to stand out or at least compete with the bands who are already way down the road.

Track Listing:

01. Incinerator
02. Lay Me To Waste
03. Buzzed Up City
04. Here Comes The Shot
05. Mr 50/50 (Live Acoustic)

Run Time: 19:27
Release Date: September 22, 2015

Check out the song “Incinerator” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.