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TIO RICO – ‘Business And Pleasure’ EP Review

TIO RICO – Business And Pleasure

tio-ricoFormed in December 2014 and playing their first gig in January 2015, Tío Rico are a raucous three piece from Manchester who have spent the last two years honing their sound, gigging, recording and playing more gigs.

Playing what they describe as Noise Gunk (A distorted blend of Noisy Grunge and Punk rock), the band have been back in the studio and recorded their first EP, Business and Pleasure, due for release on 7 July.  The EP opens with the full in your face bass driven Hate Me where the roiling sound is achieved with a great mix of the instruments and an up front vocal that adds true depth to the Nirvana style noise…wow, what an opener!!

Next up is Article Seven where the distorted guitar riff is joined by a thumping bass drum and that excellent pounding bass – once again the vocals give a slight nod to Kurt Cobain (and that’s a compliment) as the overall sound has a little Killing Joke meets GBH as the song builds up to a super climax. Oh boy, Tio Rico are good, very good….

Maximizing Prophet is the third of six strong songs and plumbs a more melodious sound and Somewhere Between sticks with the more accessible sound without forsaking any of the edge and power that the band have in spades! T-Rex Charlie is a 12 bar blues rock and roller with some pace changes and comedy lyrics…certainly made me smile!

Concluding the excellent package with Invincible Tio Rico drive home their penchant for a power infused hook laden song and they are well on their way to building a following who appreciate great punk rock music!

Tío Rico have a whole host of gigs lined up throughout the year, including the Rebel Cats 1 Year Birthday Bash in Bradford and the Evil Hoof Picnic in Manchester.  The band will also be releasing a new video soon, before returning to the studio to record their first full-length album later in the year.

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