Taurus Trakker are a unique punk blues band from West London built around the duo partnership of Martin Muscatt on guitar/vocals and drummer Allison Phillips, formerly of punk veterans Alternative TV. Their sound has been likened to the Clash and The White Stripes.
Easy comparisons to make which are not far from the truth what with having a female drummer who is visually enticing and the fact that Muscatt is the younger cousin to Mick Jones of The Clash who also plays on the title track to this, their second album.
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On deeper listening the band cross all the bridges from the slide guitar of early Rolling Stones, the poetic punky lyrics of Jilted John delivered with a soft Cockney swagger to the psychedelic haze of Hawkwind, especially when former X Ray Spex Dave Wright blasts on the saxophone.
The songs are real and are the perfect soundtrack to anyone who lives the London life to the max on a tight budget and doesn't care where they sleep as long as they are having a good time.
Tonight at the 12 Bar Club Taurus Trakker launched the new album 'Building Ten' to an appreciative crowd who lapped up this set full of grooving danceable tunes that embody themselves into your alcohol fuelled invested brains.
From the opening gambit of the album's title track followed by '21 Miles To A Water Pub' to the new single 'Wild Woman' and the raging horns of 'Long Gone' to the cheery 'Lucky' and the closing 'Gamblin' Blues', Taurus Trakker are a refreshing sound that appeal to fans of all rock 'n roll genres.
The band have have already attracted James Dean Bradfield, Glen Matlock and obviously Mick Jones to their cause and you should definitely check these guys out too for some honest rock n' roll.
Forget the rich trend setters of Notting Hill Gate because there's a cool bedsit at the bottom end of W11 blasting away the fine tunes of Taurus Trakker and that is the place to be. With a bottle of White Lightning.
21 Miles To A Water Pump
West London Rock 'N Roll
A Rakket U Trust
Bag For Life