Australian garage-rockers Skegss’ first album was the critically-acclaimed My Own Mess, which saw the band taking on an easygoing indie-punk style. On this follow-up, they've added a retro-country flair to their sound. The result is an album that is bright and energetic, but falls a little flat.
The bold opener Down To Ride is the most effective at capturing this hybrid sound, but elsewhere things don’t quite measure up. While the blending of country and garage might feel unique, not much of this album sounds fresh or exciting. Rehearsal has an enjoyable energy, but several songs, like Under The Thunder, sound too much like something you’ve heard before. A lot of the tracks stick to the typical hallmarks of garage rock, combining them with country clichés.