Wild Tinderbox

Wild Tinderbox

Texas Platters

Blues-punk power trio Wild Tinderbox prove diligent students from the school of hard rocks on their eponymous debut. Singer/guitarist Jay Ziegler lays down smooth, danceable licks on the psychedelic "Battle in the Chopper" and takes a less-is-more vocal approach to the deceptively catchy "Back for the Attack." These stellar moments get lost amidst other off-key vocals, sloppy transitions, and muddy production. Wild Tinderbox gathers the ingredients for killer rock once their execution matches the Austinites' ambition.

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