Enter The D4. From the minute the threshing guitars of "Rocknroll Motherfucker" leap from the speakers, they want you to know they're amphetamean. The Auckland, New Zealand group's frenetic full-length debut barrels headlong down the line, its destination one stop past countrymen the Scavengers and Aussies the Easybeats, Radio Birdman and AC/DC. 6Twenty hints at the Stones, MC5, Motorhead, Buzzcocks, even (oddly enough) Devo, while paying homage to Guitar Wolf and Johnny Thunders. The cock-sure riffs and lip-curling clap, the glam stomp and tight high-octane snap, recall any of a number of retro-modern rockers.
Really, it's not that 6Twenty is bad -- it's the timing. Had the D4 made it to these shores prior to -- or even in synch with -- the Hellacopters and Hives of the world, they'd be more than just another Mooney Suzuki. Still, they hammer it home with heart -- even if they're nothing to be jealous of.
The D4 plays the Echo Lounge Sat., Feb. 8.
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