Bandito - Bandito EP (2009)
Ive been looking for some good old southern sounding stoner grooves from Holland for a while. Mainly for curiosities sake, but its great hearing how different bands from around Europe take their own approach being influenced by the likes of Kyuss, Down and Clutch. Slowly but surely more and more bands come out the wood work making a once entirely American sound their own. Here's a classic example, from the land that gave us legalised weed, store bought prostitution and New Zealand (yup, they found the place) comes Bandito.
This being their first of two EP releases, both I think from 2009 and this one at least being available as a free download. From start to finish this EP oozes groove. Constant up tempo riffs with a touch of blues and gravelly lyrics all put together in a kind of classic heavy metal way, yet still retaining a desert rock style tone. This is most evident about half way through the last track Cubic Cycle. The only thing that really disappoints me it the length (haha, insert your own innuendo here). Both releases are just 4 tracks a piece... and dammit its just left me wanting more!
Head over to their website to be directed to the free download or follow the link below.
• For Fans Of; Kyuss, Truckfighters, Dozer, Queens Of The Stoneage, Colour Haze