At first glance 'Gazz' don't appear to offer much, first there's the rather uninspiring name, secondly the naff song titles like 'Sex G' and 'Porn Queen' and then the back cover shots of the band throwing 'hip' hand shapes. All of which suggests we have another Blink 182 on our hands. Thankfully the image is unrepresentative for this is a lively, imaginative debut that gathers together the trio's influences (Bowie, Nirvana) but in such a way as to avoid the usual cliche-ridden revivalism. Powerful riffs propel 'Headlines', 'High On Faith', 'Always Wrong' and 'Ugly Thing' into a compelling punk/modern rock hybrid. The dubiously-titled 'Sex G' and 'Porn Queen' turn out to be excellent tracks, the first cleverly using loops to give it a thoroughly modern, original feel, the latter is an excellent reflective ballad that builds into a strong chorus. No further evidence of eclecticism is needed than the closing 'Rock Star' that seems to be an updated version of Primitive Radio Gods' 'Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand'. For a band whose image may draw in the teenage market yet whose music is strong enough to merit adult attention, Gazz could be very successful indeed.