- 27 Jun 22
The Sleaze burst onto the scene back in 2019 with debut EP Tell Me I'm Wrong.
Dublin five-piece The Sleaze are back with a brand new single 'Mommas Rich', following on from last year's sole single 'Born On The Wrong Side'.
The blues-rock track has echoes of The Black Keys, with hints also of Thin Lizzy, The Doors and Led Zeppelin. They may be a riotous guitar-driven band, but the nostalgic sound of The Sleaze also makes fine use of laidback melodies, melancholic lyricism and country-rock stylings.
The song begins by contrasting the alcoholism of separate parents, one rich and one poor ("They both get drunk all the same"). It looks at corruption, shaking hands with corporate hacks and businessmen to get ahead - all, while the gap between the rich and the poor is steadily growing.
"Well, if you want to take it slow/ well, you'll get there before you know," they croon on the chorus, with infectious guitar riffs propelling the song forward. "And if you want it double quick/ shake that hand and suck that d**k."
Previous offerings from the Dublin rockers include 2020 single 'Scroungers' and their impressive 2019 EP Tell Me I'm Wrong. The rising outfit also supported The Scratch last year at The Lighthouse. Time will tell what the rest of 2022 brings for the lads, but we're intrigued...
Listen to 'Mommas Rich' below.