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'What can you say about Leeds based Beat/Garage/Bubblegum/Psyche/Power PoppersThe Ace?.........well they are…..erm…..pretty ace!!!!Their new album Riot Of Sound is a teenage rampage of sugar shaking poptastic mayhem straight outta the garage with hooks as sharp as a needle. Taking influences from The Searchers to The Standells to The Stairs, The Ace take the fizzy sounds of 60's Beat and Garage Rock, add a touch of Bubblegum, a dash of Soul and a large helping of manic pop thrill making them a real toe tapping, hip swinging, ass shaking, upbeat affair.
Riot Of Sound is an amphetamine headrush of the best up tempo, seriously danceable tracks from the mid-sixties British Mod/Freakbeat era with also a tip of the hat to the early eighties with a Pop Art collision of the Mod revival/Neo Psych scenes. With added fizzing Farfisa to fill out a model bass, drums, guitar line-up, The Ace blow the roof offa the joint with 12 tracks of top tunes and rave ups as tight as you like. Among the standout tracks are the very groovy ‘I Dream Love’ and ‘Misunderstood’, the Modish ‘Into The Action’ and ‘Take My Love’ which is packed full of Nuggety goodness. This record is an excellent distillation of the era in British music just before the Mods started dropping acid………think early Kinks, Beatles, The Action, The Who, The Attack, The Poets, Yardbirds and you are going to in the right place and at the right time for the inspiration/influences you can hear on Riot Of Sound. Dig The Ace’s happening 60s scene kids.
Released as a “name your price” digital download through the very cool Swedish Power Pop/ Mod/Surf/ Punk/ New Wave/Northern Soul internet radio show/boutique label Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More Records and available from their Bandcamp site at https://icecreammanrecords.bandcamp.com/. There also may be a CD release in the pipeline so keep a look out for that.'
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