Lay Down The Law
Released: Mar 2008
Remember how Primal Scream turned itself into the Black Crowes of Madchester, with all that greasy riffage and chunky dance grooves? Well, Switches strive for the same sassy rock-star vibe, even though the London group uses different ingredients, namely thumping electro and the White Stripes-inspired garage. Then again, this aesthetic isn't set in stone. Both "Coming Down" and "The Need to Be Needed" are power-pop gems channeling a lot of Weezer. The latter is practically a Pinkerton outtake.