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Reviewed by Aaron Smith

Salt: The Greenman EP

Reviewed by Aaron Smith

Salt: The Greenman EP

Christchurch rock act Salt have been together since 2010, and as a follow up to their locally promoted first album ‘Radio Station’, now have this five-track EP filled with rocked up alt-rock riffs and vocal harmonies – plenty tight enough to show they’re not green, man. Their collective previous experience definitely shows through, the simple riffs overlayed with catchy lead licks to liven it up, the dynamic control between instruments and vocals – the solid bass lines of singer Brett McGuigan and the drums, one of the standouts on this album for me. Fernando Gomez knows when to sit in the box, when to be quiet and when to fill the gap. McGuigan, plus guitarist Mike Nelson and Rachael Jane on keys are the three Salt regulars, with Gomez and Paul McGuigan lending their hands. Recorded at Quicksand it’s classic Kiwi rock really, looking all the way back to Sabbath days but offering plenty of newer notes of interest – and all over inside 18 minutes.