filth city kidsFilth – The City Kids  (Very Fried Artists) 

“Filth” is one helluva punk-glam headbanging album that has to be heard and played loud. The City Kids are out of the UK (with a bit of Danish blood) and this is their second album.

Named after a Pink Fairies song (later covered by Motorhead), “Filth” has The City Kids poised to be heavy metal’s next big thing. Dave Sanders’ drumming, in particular, on this is fucking outstanding.

I was once told  by a very well-known Australian drummer  that every band is only as good as the drummer. Obnoxious prick that he was, he was spot-on. Sanders is 100 percent on the money.  Just WOW!

The title and lead-off track just explodes out of the speakers. “Alone” is a head-banging joy.

“It Should Have Been You” features tough guitar riffs and John “JJ” Watt’s gritty vocals. A winner. “Heartbreaker” has some wonderful Stooges-style wah wah.

But it’s “Scars” that’s the stand-out track on this album - and that’s saying something because all the songs are fucking outstanding. “Scars” is punk rock played at its finest.

“Self Rightoeous” and “You Wanna” kick arse big-time. “Something Faster” is a very heavy track with more great drumming, “Ghosts” is a foot stomper and the closing “Yesterday” the closest thing to a ballad on this album and a perfect end to a mighty fine recording.

JJ Watt is joined by Dennis Post on guitar, Berty Burton holds down the bottom end with his bass-lines and Streetwalkin’ Cheetah Frank Meyer contributes backing vocals.

Well Barfly lovers of everything metal and punk, underground glam rock, hair bands and everything else that isn’t woke, here it is. One of the best releases of 2022. Find it on all streaming services right now or grab a physical copy.

So glad that this band came to rock my Farmhouse.

if I don’t contribute any more scribbles before Christmas, take care Barflies. Drink up and cheers to all.



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