Blue and green record exploding into shards

The Counterfeits
No Alternative

Queens of the Stone Age meets The Arctic Monkeys in this raw slice of rock and roll from Bristol three-piece, The Counterfeits.

Two of the three tracks are stomping rock and roll songs with trashy guitars and drooling vocals and one is the delicate acoustic number that shows another side to the band (but adds nothing in the song department.)

The main track on the single, ‘No Alternative’, seems to be the right choice for the a-side job. It’s not a big ground-breaker, just an honest dash through a wiry song with a downbeat chorus followed by a brief pause for breath before the rush to the next chorus.

If you’re into it, this is a good example of it – but there’s a lot of ‘it’ about and it’s hard to stand out when there are so many people wearing the same colours.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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