This month Smash Fashion are set to release Rompus Pompous, the anticipated follow-up studio album to their 2014 critically acclaimed LP, Big Cat Love.
Imagine spinning the dial on rock radio before the corporate takeover of the air waves and you’ll get a good idea of what these 11 amphetamine-laced rockers sound like. From the lead-off track ”Can’t Take You Anywhere“ to the epic closer “Smiles and Daggers” (featuring David Bowie’s longtime musical conductor and pianist Mike Garson), this L.A.-based foursome once again offer up an album of genre-defying, adventurous rock‘n’roll loaded with hook-filled songs that instantly have a familiar yet original vibe. Classic rock, ‘70s FM pop and swaggering glam all shift gears with new wave, psychedelia and gutter-punk through this souped-up platter, though it’s inspiration not imitation that ultimately fuels these dudes.
With top-notch production by Lloyd Stuart Casson, this LP showcases Smash Fashion flexing their musical muscle in a big way.
Smash Fashion’s Rompus Pompous will be available on vinyl, CD and streaming formats July 6 via Electric Pudding Recordings.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering “Gentle Hand.” This is what Smash Fashion frontman Roger Deering had to say about it.
“’Gentle Hand’ was written from the perspective of a hard living violent man. Autobiographical?… mmmm… seeking a way to ‘put my guns away’… bang bang.”