Dirty and the Derelicts The Derelict Effect

A bit of twang, some crunchy guitars and plenty of party favours are jammed into this CD. Dirty Swagger and his fellow Vancouverites are all about the excess. Although it's somewhat uneven, these 12 tunes are soaked through with cigarettes, booze and sweat. You can tell there's a whole lot stuff going on among their influences, from punk, garage, rockabilly, country and more. This is catchy in the way that bar bands can be when you've had three too many and there's another pitcher on the way. And even though they're likely better to experience live, this could liven up any party. (Independent)