Release Date: Apr 19, 2005
Record label: Astralwerks / Heavenly
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
On their self-titled full-length debut, the 22-20s craft a more traditional, and more British, take on blues-inflected rock than Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the White Stripes, two of the bands most often mentioned when describing this young, prolifically touring band. 22-20s reveals a group far less trippy than BRMC and not nearly as fiery and arty as the Stripes; they're actually more like the British equivalent of blues-rock standard-bearers such as the Black Keys. Shades of the Yardbirds color the revved-up guitars and harmonicas on "Devil in Me," while the band's first single, "Such a Fool," updates the dour, spare sound of Eric Burdon & the Animals only slightly.