Morphine Social Club hail from Thessaloniki in Greece and play a focused style of rock n roll that incorporates many aspects from the whole spectrum of rock and on their latest EP Monolithic Gospel, the follow up to 2015s Radioactive EP, they demonstrate their musical skills fully. Garage and desert rock are the main cornerstones of the bands sound but with added noise rock, stoner and punk flourishes and when you combine all these influences, you get an attitude laden rock n roll outburst.
The desert rock vibe is fully recognized on Monolithic Gospels opening track Your Sun Is So Toxic, a hazy and riproaring instrumental jam that’s shows off the bands musical chops and echoes bands like Fatso Jetson, Mondo Generator and Dozer with nods to Kyuss of course and gets the EP off to a start with its blissed out vibes.
Morphine Social Club switch their sound up by the second song though and if, after listening to the opening gambit you would expect a desert/stoner sound throughout then you are going to be in for a surprise as this following track which is titled Chaos Lover is faster proposition complete with a distorted bassline and a shed load of attitude. The garage rock vibe simply explodes and evokes a pinky spirit for the duration of the song.
Swansong, the song that is up next is a more downbeat affair with a dirgey feel throughout but it retains that garage feel and attitude and the soaring guitarwork towards the end of the track keeps the energy flowing. Monolithic Gospel concludes with Starship Perception, a fine closing track that allows some psychedelic influences to creep into the mix alongside the garage and desert rock and is perhaps the ultimate indication of the true nature of the bands sound. The sprawling track evokes a sense of power and ends the EP on a high note.
With this EP, Morphine Social Club have shown that they are able to morph their sound without ever compromising and hopefully they will follow this up with a full album of their chameleonic rock n roll.
Power and groove collide with a mix of garage and desert rock on the latest EP from the Greek rock n rollers .