If the original feedback drenched dronerock class of '91 were labelled as being the Scene That Celebrates Itself, then Mainline could be described as being the band that worships Jim and William Reid.
But then that would be unfair on the Dublin trio who've had several major label A&R men in a bit of a whirl for some time now.
'Black Honey' displays all the hallmarks of a modern day Spacemen 3, with Neil Paxton's monotone vocal wrapping itself around the droning buzz created by his brothers (literally) in rhythm.
The b-side 'Once More (Because Of You)' sounds like Verve falling through a cement mixer, which doesn't sound like a bad idea considering each individual's achievements since said band's demise, and if nothing else proves that Mainline have more than one E string on their Telecaster shaped bow.
7Dom Gourlay's Score