From the opening guitar riff of BANG! reminiscent of Secret Agent Man, the Hyena Dog Robbery announce their colors: A dark sound that brings the 80’s back… But the right 80’s stuff, not the synth heavy bubblegum pop that followed new wave, but rather the guitar heavy sounds of The Stranglers, early The Cult and other goodies. Full of twang, tribal drums and dark vocals, they would make Quentin Tarantino wet his pants! Their new eponymous CD deserves a spot in your collection of the best of what Toronto has to offer. Check out these songs: Winder Up, Hyena Dog, 905 Girl, and Bang! …Of course!
Review & photos by: Hellvis