Review by Gareth Franklin
There are a couple of different bands that spring to mind when I listen to Daxx & Roxane. Def Leppard, AC/DC and Million Dollar Reload are but three of them. The beautiful thing about the EP, 4×4, is that they meld all three into one glorious sound. The guitar playing is pretty damn good, and the singing brings echoes of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson to mind. Which is a ‘very good thing.’
This is, by some way, the shortest album/EP I’ve reviewed. Yet strangely, I think it’s the one that is likely to live longest in the memory. Short, punchy songs teamed with riffs that make you want to air-guitar like nobody is looking. In fact, it’s probably better if they are, because then you can tell them about Daxx & Roxane. Apparently, they’re from Switzerland. A country famous for Swiss Army knives and chocolate. Well, it looks like we can add Daxx & Roxane to the list.
They’ve already spent five weeks on the Planet Rock playlist. I doubt that’s the last we’ll hear of them. These guys have the potential to go big. I mean really big. If they get the sort of exposure and press that 4×4 deserves, they’ll be hitting stages near you soon as the main event. You (probably) heard it here first.