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Pearler – Another Belter


Pearler – Another Belter

Submarine
Control
Desert Slut
Mary Monroe
Golden Times
Lung Apocalypse

 

Wendel Kingpin – Guitar & Vox
Evs – Guitar
Freaky – Bass & B Vox
Gwary Hunt – Drums

South Wales rockers Pearler release the follow up to their excellent 2018 offering”Belter” on the 14th February 2019. The imaginatively titled “Another Belter” delivers another 6 tracks of heavy, in your face, hard rock of the highest order.

Recorded over the latter part of 2018 at The Boneyard Recording Studios Neath, South Wales,  “Another Belter” begins with the impressive “Submarine”. “Submarine starts off quietly, but soon hits the heavy with a monster riff that the likes of Wille and the Bandits would be proud of and a vocal attitude from Wendel Kingpin that the Gallaghers can only dream about. Next up is “Control”. Gwary Hunt thunders through this one with style. Explosive drumming and thumping basslines from Freaky, powers the track along and combined with Evs and Wendel’s guitar heroics they create a superb wall of sound to rock out to. “Desert Slut” is three and a half minutes of sheer anger and brilliance, who is this Desert Slut? (has she got a phone number?) Boasting a stunning guitar solo and a Gun like riff “Desert Slut” is simply magnificent.

Wendel Kingpin’s vocals are never better then on the next track, “Mary Monroe” This head shaker of a track will grab you by the nuts and never let go. I just love it. (the song….. not the nut grabbing) “Golden Times” is quite a deep number. The lyrics tell us “She deals in colour, but my worlds all black and white…” see….I told you it was deep. All in all it’s a cracking rock track. “Lung Apocalypse” is the musical equivalent of having two fingers stuck up in your face. A mix of clean and scream vocals added to an urgency of almost death metal proportions, throws that wall of sound mentioned earlier, out the window and proceeds to stamp all over it. 

These guys are having fun and that shines through in all that they do. That doesn’t mean the music suffers, the band are serious when it comes to their craft. “Another Belter” has the riffs, the energy and the all round awesomeness to compete with any band out there today. It has moments of brilliance and just gets better after that. “Another Belter” truly lives up to its name.

Pearler are holding an album Launch party for Another Belter on the 16th Feb at The Bunkhouse Swansea…see you there guys.

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