Head here to submit your own review of this album.

Everyone knows the premise of a 'good first impression', you were nagged and reminded by teachers, careers advisors and even your Nan that the key to avoid looking like a nob was to master this Holy Grail of etiquette.

In this regard, Essential Tremors, the new 11-track LP from J. Roddy Walston & The Business makes one hell of a balls to the wall, rock 'n' roll frenzy of a first impression.

Recorded at Soil of the South studios in Valdosta, Georgia, Essential Tremors is driven by a shattering sonic of blues-infused, southern garage rock, that has become a staple thanks to purveyors like The White Stripes, White Denim, Kings of Leon and The Black Keys, to state the bleeding obvious.

Naturally comparisons will be made between J. Roddy & Co. and their aforementioned southern-garage rock compatriots, especially when you hear lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist J. Roddy, from Cleveland, Tennessee produce an arresting drawled vocal that would give fellow Tennessean Calib Followill a run for his money. 'Heavy Bells' kicks-off the bands third release, with a bluesy guitar riff that meanders its way around Walston's gruff-kroon before launching into an almighty crunch of distorted guitar, bass lines, primeval drum beats and choral-shouts of "HEAVY BELLS," from our lead man.

A strong component of the record is the varying light and shade between tracks, with head-bangers like 'Heavy Bells' sitting alongside reflection and soul. 'Take It As it Comes', 'Nobody Knows', 'Boys Can Never Tell' and 'Midnight Cry' are songs in particular that invade your emotional sensibilities, stimulated by excellent harmonies from literally the business end of the band - 'The Business' being made up of lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus.

This poignancy is especially apparent on tracks 'Take It As It Comes' and 'Nobody Knows', the first of which infuses rock with R&B, producing vocals and harmonies so raw that they sting and weep like an open wound, "Well I got no place to go / I got no other life I know / I put the bullet in the gun/ You gotta take it as it comes." On the other hand 'Nobody Knows' is the album's rock ballad, led initially by the tinkle of ivory, Walston's falsetto and Billy Gordon's ghostly whining on the guitar becomes enveloped by Steve Colmus' drum work into a proper arms round shoulders chorus.

Veering away from sentimentality and back to rocking out, 'Same Days' gets your feet moving with its T-Rex inspired boogie-bass line, complimented by a classic rock riff and a catchy chorus, but pedal-to-the-metal territory is owned by 'Sweat Shock' a hard rock number that starts with a single slamming drum beat, a shakedown bass line and football terrace chanting. The guitar riffs that follow would make Angus Young of AC/DC jealous, with the intricate fret work during the break-down between verse and chorus and the blistering solo conjuring up a 'Ray Bans', motorcycle and leaving dust in your wake kind of vibe.

Refining the spit and grit of the bands style into a piece of work that sits agreeably alongside other albums which have this sound mastered - think 'Youth and Young Manhood', was Mark Neill, the Grammy-winning producer and engineer of The Black Keys' album 'Brothers' and Matt Wignall (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) who co-produced the album.

The long and short of it is Essential Tremors is a fucking cool album and you should listen to it.