The Ettes - Danger Is EP
On the evidence of Danger Is opening track, the pulsing soul-punk No Home, you'd probably be surprised to learn that LA-based trio The Ettes pre-date The Gossip's Standing In The Way Of Control, having formed initially in 2004. With singer Coco lacking Beth Ditto's super heavyweight pipes however it inevitably falls short of alt-divadom, whilst the following Lo and Behold is a similarly underwhelming sub-Kills workout.
But patience. Just as "eject" beckons, Subject reveals The Ettes as pure Blondie acolytes in possession of a freewheeling garage twist. With interest rekindled, closing live tracks The Rules and I Heard Tell respectively channel the twisted sixties pop menace of The Count Five's Psychotic Reaction and the proto-punk fever of the MC5's classic Kick Out The Jams.