Maxim U.K. If you like Stonesy garage rawk with splashes of heartland twang, you're gonna love the Izzys' eponymous debut album. . . it's a sweet ride.
Short, catchy songs with loose, raunchy guitar playing and shrug-and-wink lyrics will grab you by both ears. Dig the wry, country-tinged "Lonely," or the hooky chagrin of "You Got Me Crying." The trio kicks out the jams on the rockers "Strange," "Morning Bells" and "Velocity." Mike Storey's axe work is gorgeously haphazard and at times threatens to meander off into parts unknown, while his vocals stretch and strain, punch and pull, devoid of star-singer power but drenched with mood and character. This one's for the real rock & rollers out there. (ADRIAN ZUPP) Rolling Stone NYC three-piece that mixes The Strokes with the Stones and will guarantee…a frenzy at their UK gigs in May.
— NME The Izzys play rock and roll boogie the way it used to be played before bands forgot (whether deliberately or because it wasn't selling the way it used to), and serve it with a side order of sun-fried country blues. It's as much the sound of sunny days riding in a car with the windows down as it is the sound of dark nights in a sweaty club with a beer in hand and a pretty girl or boy in your eye. — Alternative Nation Whereas many of their peers look to the seedy 1970s CBGB’s scene for inspiration, The Izzys instead have turned their attention to good old Blighty (Britain) and sound remarkably like the Rolling Stones when they were at their hungriest and most creative. Tumbling catchy guitar lines and a healthy dose of attitude are the order of the day and, though the title may be somewhat misleading (they’re never quite chaotic enough to be ‘out of control’), this release has a definite air of the manic frenzied about it.
— KERRANG The Izzys’ self-released debut “Fast & Out of Control Wins the Race,” bellows out guitar-heavy, blues-influenced rock. Sounding remarkably assured for a first recorded effort…they play so well, there’s promise here of many great records to come. — PREFIX MAGAZINE Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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