Who Killed the Zutons? (2004) Combining saxophone, hand claps, cowbells, and some rockabilly riffage, this Liverpudlian five-piece plays blithe blues boogies for the tumbleweeds set. Singer David McCabe growls like… 2004-10-19 The Zutons
Music Review

Who Killed the Zutons? (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 19, 2004; Lead Performance: The Zutons

Combining saxophone, hand claps, cowbells, and some rockabilly riffage, this Liverpudlian five-piece plays blithe blues boogies for the tumbleweeds set. Singer David McCabe growls like a freaked-out Robert Plant over Abi Harding's syncopated sax on the thumpin' shout-alongs ''Dirty Dancehall'' and ''Pressure Point.'' But Who Killed the Zutons? is not all snarls and squeals: On ''Not a Lot to Do,'' Harding's soulful fluttering adds a delicate beauty, rounding out a swell debut.

Originally posted Oct 22, 2004 Published in issue #789 Oct 22, 2004 Order article reprints