Single Review: Full Tone Generator & Nick Oliveri – Without A Sound / If You Want Me

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Full Tone Generator & Nick Oliveri

Without A Sound - Coffin & Bolt Records

Australian Desert Rockers Full Tone Generator recently signed up with Coffin & Bolt Records and have now teamed up with the Californian desert rock and punk legend Nick Oliveri (Queens Of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Mondo Generator, Svetlanas, Dwarves) for their brand new double A side single ‘Without A Sound / If You Want Me‘. It’s not clear who instigated this international union, that was jointly recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Joshua Tree, California, but it’s a match made in heaven, or maybe hell, depending on your perspective. Full Tone Generator have previously worked with Kyuss‘s Brant Bjork, so there is an emerging theme here, and they fully embrace that driven 90’s desert rock sound on ‘Without A Sound / If You Want Me‘, something that is enhanced by alligning themselves with another of the originators of the scene.

Without A Sound / If You Want Me‘ features Nick Oliveri on lead vocals who is backed up bu Full Tone Generator on two slabs of intense desert rock that both clock in at around the two minute mark. Both ‘Without A Sound‘ and ‘If You Want Me‘ are driven hits that incorporate many of the finest elements of Nick Oliveri‘s former and current outfits, of course it shouldn’t be any surprise that the fingerprints of Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss are all over this single, this is the music that Full Tone Generator love, and it’s the scene that Nick Oliveri helped create. The raw vocals and desert punk soundtrack of both tracks grab you and don’t let go for an all too brief four minutes, and you find yourself going back again to get the hit of adrenaline that this raw uncompromising duo of desert punk rock assaults deliver.

You can stream and purchase ‘Without A Sound / If You Want Me‘ via digital platforms here and via Bandcamp here