Top Hat Alleycat are a 5 piece rock band from Norwich UK. They play a kind of rock heavily influenced by the glam rock of the mid to late 80's, and they play it really well. Opener 'Red Light City' is a nice up tempo rocker, a great opener that is quickly followed by 'Day By Day'; another great melodic rocker telling you to "live your life, day by day, cuz you never know when you'll be taken away", a truer sentiment could never be said/sang!
'Friend' closes out this three track EP, it's a slightly slower tempo, almost power ballad I guess. Top Hat Alleycat have some great songs on display here, with a kind of poor mans Poison/Motley Crue/Wrathchild/GnR sound production wise, hell I'd love to hear what these guys could sound like with a production budget of one of the aforementioned bands!
A great fun diversion from the horrors of day-to-day life; well worth checking out.
by Barry Gennard
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