A lot has happened since the heyday of the 90’s when our belligerent Humpers first stormed the sticky pubs around the world ruling the punk / rock ‘n roll scene with an iron fist before burning their candle at both ends and imploding near the tail end of the decade. After their demise Humpers founder, Scott Deluxe Drake, moved to Portland where he began assembling a group of like-minded heathens to form his newest Rock ‘n Roll circus, aptly named the Lovesores. Fronted by the sneering and charismatic Humpers front man, the Lovesores brandish a similar quality of recklessly shambolic, high- energy riff ‘n roll that helped solidify the Humpers as one of the trailblazers of honest to goodness, no-nonsense Rock ‘n Roll. On their debut LP, ‘ Gods Of Ancient Grease’, the Lovesores offer an explosive, combustible blast of shambolic, rolling energy and sleazy ragged riffs. These guys seamlessly channel the brut, first wave sounds of New York City Punk Rock in the late 70’s (specifically the Ramones, New York Dolls, Dead Boys, Heartbreakers and the Dictators) fusing that with the punchy, mid-temp rolling thunder sounds of bands like DMZ, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, the Flamin’ Groovies and the Real Kids. ‘Gods Of Ancient Grease’ brings an authentic dose of inner city sleaze through a heavy arsenal of guitar firepower and mid tempo hooks showcasing the uniquely adrenalizing euphoria that raw, driving Rock ‘n Roll can bring if it’s played with a bona fide sense of passion, elation, and swagger. And the Lovesores energizingly deliver that here. The album is produced by Poison Idea’s Thee Slayer Hippy who also contributes some hilariously witty liner notes that are included on the LP’s insert.
Released by Dead Beat Records (2018).