Boomkat Product Review:
Sounding like they've been beamed direct from a long hot summer in the 1970's when rock dinosaurs Kiss and Alice Cooper still presided over the leather food-chain, The Mutts are a sweaty burst of taut guitars and JD attitude that (although containing shades of MC5 and The Ramones) was recorded in darkest... Surrey. With frayed edges flapping and scissor kicks executed to perfection, The Mutts' debut album is kicked off (literally) through 'Excited', where singer Chris Murtagh does a Lemmy (minus the Nazi sympathising of course) and pulls out the kind of old-skool metal beast that would have Donnington bruised for weeks. This is immediately followed up by the Kings Of Leon on fast forward 'Engines' and previous single 'Blood From A Stone', which still packs a satisfying cross-breed of indie rock (think 80's Matchbox B-line Disaster) and balls-to-the-wall riffage. With the whole album sounding like an alternative soundtrack to 'Dazed and Confused' (and I mean that in a good way), 'Life In the Dirt' will have you digging out the skinny fit denims and X-ray specs for a night on the rocks. Ouch.