Saturday, 5 October 2013

#173: Hello Frisco - Ain't No Devil, Only God When He's Drunk

Formed from the ashes of the ill-fated yet ultimately well-received pop-punk band Not Katies, Hello Frisco are a no-nonsense genre-warping amalgamation of punk, country and rock 'n' roll that manipulates generic conventions, contorting them to suit their atypical needs. On paper, it's a weird concept and one that might seem somewhat forced or as being different for different's sake. The reality of it though, is a very different story. Punk and country sensibilities are fused together seamlessly and instead of the mish-mash it could have been, Hello Frisco's d├ębut album Aint No Devil, Only God When He's Drunk comes across as cheeky and charming and acts as a reminder that you don't have to take yourself too seriously in order to make good music.