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Pint Size Hero: Like A Hurricane

Sussex trio blend sweet and sour in style.

Rock fans’ first love might always be the visceral gut-punch of a heavy guitar riff, but who can resist a sweet melody to complement it? This south coast trio manage to produce both on their second album.

The lurching bass thunder, pummelling tempo and portentous vocal delivery of opener Get What You Take suggests a darker, heavier approach, but from there on in they let increasing shards of pop sunshine pierce the thunderclouds.

In You and Hungry blend fat-assed riffs with irresistible choruses, then the Kasabian-meets-Royal Blood glam stomp of Soul Train works off another equally effective template./o:p

Johnny is a regular contributor to Prog and Classic Rock magazines, both online and in print. Johnny is a highly experienced and versatile music writer whose tastes range from prog and hard rock to R’n’B, funk, folk and blues. He has written about music professionally for 30 years, surviving the Britpop wars at the NME in the 90s (under the hard-to-shake teenage nickname Johnny Cigarettes) before branching out to newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent and magazines such as Uncut, Record Collector and, of course, Prog and Classic Rock