Psycho-Blues that will probably become cult!”
Access! All Areas (D)“STU should raise the heartbeat of every grounded Bluesfan. Eleven varied, roots bounded Songs are on it, also a pretty funky cover of Soulwax’ “NY Excuse””
Visions (D), May 2009″Buy the Waines, Listen to the Waines, spread the word of the Waines. Recognize that in Italy there are people that know how to rock. And they can. Monumental!”
“The new album on long distance of the Waines – the name seems to derive from a famous local pizza-guy – doesn’t do anything else than reconfirm the already high expectations of the first EP. A noisy, clashing rocknroll with strong blues influences, with a bit of punk, dirty garage and an open relation to pop, psych and stoner. Hybrid dynamite between Jon Spencer, Rolling Stones, Black Keys, White Stripes, Beck, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin”
Il Mucchio (Italy)
“Great seventies guitars, a convincing and particular voice, the talent to fish the best out of the past without becoming nostalgic and calligraphic: The Waines need attention!”
“The Waines are back – in great way. After only an EP “A controversial Earl Playing” – that showed us a energic rock’n roll band, here’s finally the album. With “STU” they go heavy, and get into that 2009 with a master record, and with the bullets in the revolver.”
“… a true hidden hint… Their massively, every trend passing produced debut “Stu” has the flair of smokey backyard bars and classic Bluerock of bands like Canned Heat, with a modern sound… with the Soulwax-Cover “NY Excuse” the Waines conquer hearts”
Album of the week – Westfälische Rundschau (D) 8. August 2009
“Waines sound dirty, reactionary and cool. Their Blues comes from deep within and is worth it to be checked out with calm.
Constantin Aravanlis, Teleschau.de / www.yahoo.de August 2009
“La macchina di carne sbuffa e pulsa. Vedere i Waines in concerto spinge – costringe – a considerare ancora una volta un aspetto chiave della natura sempre ambigua del rock. Il trio di Palermo fila come un treno. […] Incessante, implacabile. Mantengono ritmo e intensità crudeli, come in una rappresentazione espressionista della Fabbrica. Ma il macchinario è vivo, i tre Stachanov sudano, si consumano. Sembra quasi che vadano avanti a creare musica nuova per continuare a combatterla, a distruggersi, come pugili sorprendentemente sempre più carichi col passare dei round. Musicisti che s'immolano all'estasi della musica. Rock and roll, per intenderci.”
Paolo Bassotti www.gibson.com
released September 11, 2009
Produced by WAINES. Recorded, mixed and mastered at The Cave Studio, Catania, by Daniele Grasso.