by the Swami

The Driftin’ Suns latest full-length release captures the essence of what the guys do – grindy, semi-mainstream rock with indie flair.Kristian Kerr’s crooning voice and vocal patterns remind me quite a bit of Jerry Lee from local band Wanker, and even a hint of the old-school punk lead singers of the ’70s. Solid production, quality-studio tracking, and overall respectable musicianship throughout the band gives the fellas a solid fighting chance to make some noise nationally. There is definitely something to like here on the disc, with songs like “Drive” and “X-Rated” being a couple of my faves. Just need to get the radio friendly, alaSmash Mouth or Lit type of material to help propel the band forward and onto the next level.

CD review as published at