Utley3

No More, No Less (Flak Records)

Texas Platters

Utley3

No More, No Less (Flak Records)

If you've been hoping Eighties roots rockers Lone Justice would reunite with the sound of their first album and some added power-pop, Utley3 have made a disc to thrill your soul. Actually, No More, No Less would excite anyone who spent the Nineties at the Hole in the Wall; among the Austin vets staffing this local trio is drummer Steve Chapman, whose former Texas Instruments virtually defined Drag-bound bands. Singer and guitarist Cordy Lavery shows off a rich, bruised, all-in vibrato and some solid spank-and-twang axe work, ably supported by Chapman and bassist Shannon Rierson's nimble rhythmic thump. Fellow HITW fixture Cris Burns lends sparkling, minimalist production and no unnecessary bells and whistles. No More, No Less thus captures a bar band with some smart songs and the good sense to cover the Everly Brothers' superb thumper "Price of Love." File that under joyful romp.

***

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Ringo Deathstarr Record Review
Ringo Deathstarr Record Review
Pure Mood (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Jan. 29, 2016

Texas Platters
John Wesley Coleman III
Greatest Hits (Record Review)

Kevin Curtin, Jan. 29, 2016

More by Tim Stegall
Don't Call It Street Punk
Don't Call It Street Punk
A new breed of anarchy in the ATX

Feb. 5, 2016

Alejandro Escovedo on a Wire
Alejandro Escovedo on a Wire
Leonard Cohen’s Austin equivalent fetes the master poet

Jan. 8, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Utley3

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, SXSW Daily Edition

Our latest from SXSW 2016, delivered March 11-20

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways