The Black Seeds : Cracks In Our Own
The Black Seeds suffer from their nominal similarity to The Black Keys. I get very excited when I hit play on a new Black Seeds single, thinking it’s the Black Keys, only to realise my mistake and transfer my general feelings of disappointment onto the music. None of this would be an issue if I read my emails properly, but not reading emails properly is, like, 80 percent of my personality. When not compared directly to The Black Keys, The Black Seeds’ blues rock is sort of okay; soulful, hip and swinging. When compared to The Black Keys, they sound like a hokey '70s funk band from New Zealand that make The Black Keys sound amazing.