The Retrofrets

Twinkles of sexy 60s surf beats, The Retrofrets gallop through their tunes. Rhythmic and fun like the Dead Kennedys at a council retirement party, The Retrofrets make me smile. ‘Wild Cat’ is the catchiest of the collection, although its easy to delight in ‘Johnny B Demented’ and ‘Express Train’, ripe for Bettie Paige style bikini dancers. Its not all shiny retro homage, amongst the drumbeats gaining momentum like a schoolyard skipping competition and pleasingly sleazy bass, hipshaking guitars and beseeching bluesy vocals; the more raw garage roots show through. Less kinky than the Cramps and a little mellower than MC5, The Retrofrets are carving out their own slice of retro pie.

see them at the 13th Note in Glasgow on the 6th of September…


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