The Main Grains - Don’t Believe Everything You Think album review

Danny McCormack is still wild at heart

The Main Grains Don’t Believe Everything You Think album cover

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There’s definitely something to be said for sticking to your strengths and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this debut seven tracker from former Wildheart and Yo-Yo Danny McCormack – straightforward, no-nonsense punk’n’roll.

Like a heavier-sounding Ramones – McCormack’s bass is way up in the mix, creating a fat, speaker-shaking bottom end – the lean and mean Unscrewed, Spend Your Money and Fine By You fairly hurtle by, the entire affair barely exceeding 20 wired and frantic minutes.

A cover of the Undertones Teenage Kicks lurks towards the end to provide another little pointer as to where this lot are coming from – as if you really needed to be told. Noisy, unpretentious fun.

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Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.