CD Review: The Hickey Underworld – ‘Blonde Fire’ (single)

By September 23, 2009 September 26th, 2013 CD

The Hickey Underworld’s new track ‘Blonde Fire’ is an accessible powerhouse that plows through modern experimental sounds. Huge guitars bounce of off infecting, chaotic vocals for an epic three-minute beast that will pick you up and throw you about like a used tissue…


The most essential thing about The Hickey Underworld is that the music fires off with all the passion of The Hives but it doesn’t let-up, not once. This is pure and unadulterated adrenaline encapsulated a tune. The spiky, punk drumming creates a solid backbone for some seriously uplifting riffage and raw and emotive vocals. HU draw from such a wide range of influences, and as such it’s impossible to pigeonhole them. There’s tasty morsels of grunge, post-punk, shoegaze and pure ol’ rock and roll in this, with the slightest sprinkling of modern indie accessibility. While we do urge you to check this band out as soon as you’ve finished reading this favourable review, it needs to be said that you will not be able to miss the Belgian four-piece over the coming months as they should be taking over the alternative market and beginning a world takeover plan…right…about…now.

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Watch the video for ‘Blonde Fire’ below: