Soul Racers is a stoner rock trio from Varese, Italy. The band was founded in september 2012 and appearantly Kill All Hipsters is their first solid effort. With six songs in a bit over 25 minutes, these Italians succeeded in taking you back to a time where stoner rock actually wasn't really invented yet. This is mainly a collection of uplifting and high energy rock songs, except maybe for the bluesy rocker 'Hot'n'Ready'.
There's no need to overcomplicate things with Soul Racers. The rock they play is straight in your face, without useless arrangements or other nonsense. On the other hand, the extended instrumental part in 'Open' is a pretty amazing piece of classic rock and, although I love the uptempo songs 'She's Gone' and 'Brown Song', 'Open' is definitely my favourite track on the album. It also sounds like it's been written after the previous songs, when the band was already evolving and discovering their own sound. Closer 'Space Line' has that same quality.
But don't get me wrong, this e.p. rocks, and it rocks in the vein of bands like Fu Manchu, Queens Of The Stone Age and, maybe a bit surprisingly, the Misfits. The latter comes to mind in the awesome track 'We Are Leaving'. It also explains why I mentioned a time before the term stoner rock was invented. Soul Racers drive on the edge between classic rock, punk and stoner rock and do so with a lot of energy and a very high party-calibre.
Of course, above all, this is live-music, written for the stage and that's probably where this music is at its best. It almost sounds like Soul Racers have incorporated the high-energy live band attitude that you feel in some of the major players in the genre, and that's just extremely promising. Absolutely worth checking out, but please don't kill all hipsters, leave a few behind so we can bully them a little bit with 'real' awesome music...
Serge (who does not play Candy Crush by the way so stop inviting me dammit)