The Amazing Snakeheads return with new single ‘Nighttime’ from their debut album Amphetamine Ballads. A lone echoing guitar riff reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra’s 60s classic ‘Bang Bang’ opens the track. Luckily for everyone listening it doesn’t head down the David Guetta route and churn out another remix; instead the tempo quickens and out emerges a Glaswegian blues-rock belter.
Annoyed by the ‘angry music’ tag often placed on the band, frontman Dale Barclay is unique in his sharp Glaswegian snarls. Yes, he often sounds pissed off at everything but in fact, the lyrics do not condemn society. Instead ‘Nighttime’ is verging on self-parody as Dale growls ‘Oh they say I’m bad, I’m bad to the bone’, he must be aware of the rock’n’roll cliché he’s portraying, but maybe that’s the point?