Although Special Branch look more like the sorts who’d come bursting out the back of a Transit van
armed with pickaxe handles during a particularly violent episode of “The Sweeney,” they also have that
gift of alchemy. The ability to take something essentially of little apparent worth: a covers band; and
imbue it with the kind of raw excitement and visceral energy that fuels all great rock music. With a
rhythm section that could punch nails through concrete, a powerful, yet subtle guitarist and a great R&B
vocalist who’s also a dab hand on the old harmonica.

Special Branch, like their namesake, kick the doors in and trash the place, taking no prisoners.
HIGH ENERGY R’N’B AND ROCK’N’ROLL
Review by Vincent Mahon
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