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Triggerfinger: All This Dancin’ Around

There’s more to this lot than moules and frites.

Antwerp trio Triggerfinger don’t play by the rules or stick rigidly to genre boundaries. As long as it’s loud, lewd and raw, it’s fair game.

Two albums old in their native Belgium, but only just making their UK debut with this third effort, their ambitions obviously lie in taking on the world very much on their own terms.

Harnessing the ragged garage nihilism of the Stooges to the bruising intensity of Sabbath, they fearlessly cover most of the bases from stoner (Let It Ride) and sleazy Soundgarden-esque grunge (Cherry) to an eerie haunting minimalism (Without A Sound).

Inventive, clever and clearly aching to break internationally, this lot have the talent and potential to make it beyond the confines of the land of beer and waffles.

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.