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Quentin Lagonza - Quentin Lagonza EP

Reviewed by Ben on 15th July 2006

If I told you I was sent a demo by a band from Luxembourg, you would instantly dismiss it, wouldn't you? Be honest now - when I first read information regarding Quentin Lagonza, I made the mistake (!) of dismissing garage rock from Luxembourg as somewhat of a joke.

Lesson learnt? Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Because my xenophobia aside, Quentin Lagonza play what can be described as filthy garage rock; the kind of sleazy vocals familiar to fans of Eagles of Death Metal, with a fuzzbox firmly stuck into overdrive. It's music to drink beer and pogo to, while the ladies can do their little hip-gyrating dance moves to. Hell, even the most indie-than-thou NME reader could be forgiven for nodding their heads to the second track on the demo, Blow.

It's a little rough around the edges (like garage rock should be), and the vocals at times can grate through the melodies a little, but all things considered, their eponymous five track demo plays a hell of a lot better than scours of well polished third to four EP's some bands churn out these days.

Kudos Quentin Lagonza, for showing Luxembourg is more exciting than it's somewhat boring counterpart (that being Belgium)

Rating: 7/10
Website: www.myspace.com/quentinlagonza