Reviews


Album/EP Reviews

Mara

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Mara

Filthy Lucre's album has been on my to-do-list for a few months and it's now time that I review the album. So here goes with my review of their new album – Mara. I really like Mara a hell of a lot. It's packed full of superb blues rock based stoner/fuzz riffs. The only issue I have with the album is the length. It runs for over 60 mins and sometimes it can be quite repetitive at times. It may have been better if the band cut a few songs from the final mix. Though I admire the band's decision as you do get value for your money.

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Mara

The "Mara" of Filthy Lucre addressed to those who want to have a good listening quality heavy rock lasting about an hour and a drink and two beers and three as long as the disc will be spinning!

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Mara

Riffs, riffs and more riffs. All accompanied by a battery that perfectly captures the essence of stoner, with touches in the style of the American desert. And yes, nothing accompanies these riffs, then Filthy Lucre are a duo, but with nothing to envy to the greats of the genre. We are left with the feeling that they do not need anyone else. Live will be seen.

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Mara

Bold and psychedelic desert rock elements, these two gentlemen from Adelaide seem to have the whole future ahead of them.

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Mara

Theres plenty to enjoy, and whats laid down here has got to sound electric live, theres a sense of enjoyment by the band in these grooves and i think touring time outside of Australia can only be a good thing. You can hear Mara on the bandcamp page, you can also buy a digital download or CD, i recommend you do.

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Mara

Filthy Lucre deserves the utmost credit for Mara. The band has managed to maintain a remarkably high standard through fourteen tracks when most other bands would have fallen by the wayside with at least two 'fillers'. I'm not going to say which is my favourite track on the album, because such is the quality and diversity, it will be different tomorrow........and the day after that. I only have room to play one track on Grip of Delusion Radio this Saturday, but I really want to play them all.

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Mara

Mara , debut album of Australian Filthy Lucre is an album to listen to his feet - or at least hitting the heel prick. Although polished production preserves a touch of the duo garage climate, and fuzz guitar mixes the blues classic energetic and danceable way. The songs are built through the agitated riffs and well defined rhythm of drums. But the most striking quality is the chemistry between the guitarist and vocalist Luke Marsh and drummer Edward Noble .

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MARA

Be ready for 14 tracks of the most catchy riffs I haven’t heard since Royal Blood album in 2014.

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MARA

It’s appropriate that local duo Filthy Lucre travelled to the US to record their debut album, Mara, a release that’s drenched in the Delta blues and with a garage rock aesthetic, reminiscent of the early material from The Blacks Keys and The White Stripes. It’s an honest, edgy recording, delivered with fat riffs, tight grooves and a whole lot of soul. Listening to Mara feels like a late night juke-joint with a bourbon in your hand.

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MARA

No doubt one of the hottest prospects coming out of Adelaide is Filthy Lucre who are releasing their debut album Mara. For a two piece they make a hell of a racket and their live show is sensational and a band to keep an eye out on in 2016 as they make their presence felt.

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MARA

“Mara” es su álbum debut que llegará a finales de este mes a las tiendas, nosotros ya le hemos echado el guante y la verdad que la sonrisa no nos cabe en el rostro. Muy posiblemente estemos ante una de las mayores y mejores revelaciones que nos pueda dejar este primer trimestre en cuanto a lo que se refieren las sorpresas.

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Show Reviews

Filthy Lucre
Producers Bar

...Then, of course, Filthy Lucre only came on and blew my f**king brains out. The set kicked off with the titular single from debut album Mara and literally knocked over the half-empty glass next to me with nothing but a cigar-box guitar and drums. Guitarist Luke Marsh stunned the crowd with groovy guitar riffs, grinding and plucking away to create a wall of sound. The influence of Mara producer Sylvia Massey (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, System of a Down, Prince) could be heard with the band’s infusion of a variety of genres, while still maintaining their trademark Blues Rock. Stand out tunes included Hand Made Pt 2, and the aggressively sexy riffs of Devil Man...

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Filthy Lucre MARA album launch
Jive

To round off the night satisfying everyone’s burning desire to hear the tastiest, most blistering and intense riffs of all time, Filthy Lucre took to the stage. Vowing to play every song off the new album, I knew we were in for a treat.

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Filthy Lucre Holy Serpent, Filthy Lucre and Jungle City
Worldsend Hotel

Next up was Filthy Lucre, a heavy rock duo from Adelaide. When they took to the stage I was getting a beverage, what I thought I heard was four people but I was presently surprised to find two musicians jamming out. Filthy Lucre has mastered a full sound with only two members; the resonances I heard were fat and the riffs were flavorsome...

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Filthy Lucre Supporting The Ape (Tex Perkins)
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Filthy Lucre opened proceedings and for a two-piece they make a hell of a racket. Their drummer Ed Noble belts the drums like his life depends on it and singer/guitarist Luke Marsh packs plenty of punch with his vocals. A good chunk of their set was focused on their self titled EP accompanied by a few shameless plugs to buy a copy. They have an armoury of great songs, but the likes of Take It Slow, Living Bad and Broke Bottle Blues were highlights.

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