The Unclean / Press

“You really don’t get to hear bands like The Unclean very often anymore, unless they are foisted upon you by record labels desperately trying to con you that (insert band name here, but I’m particularly looking at you, Rival Sons) are the band that’s come to save rock n’roll by tapping directly into its glorious, bell-bottomed past. The Unclean are raw, unfettered and real; and whilst everything they do has been done before, much of it by bands like ZZ Top, Mountain and Foghat, they do it with such irresistible brilliance that you won’t fail to be bowled over by the goodtime vibes seeping out of every pore of The Eagle. Really, it’s like the soundtrack to some straight-to-video ‘biopic’ of a band like Stillwater from the movie Almost Famous; so authentic you think you’ve heard it before, yet still undeniably original within its own parameters, provoking rose-tinted smiles as –if you’re old enough – you remember the simpler times of seventies hard rock when Ame”