Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

This is the fourth album by Santa Ana-born singer, songwriter and record producer Nick Waterhouse, whose retro rock stance seems to play out for real, each song sounding for all intents and purposes like the ‘real deal.’ With plenty of twangy guitars, a voice not unlike prime era Eric Burdon and a band of musicians and singers suited to the authentic Fifties era – the album was in fact recorded at Electro Vox Recorders, which is as near as we’re going to get to this highly distinctive style – this eponymous release shamelessly shows its roots on such delights as “Wreck the Rod”, “Wherever She Goes (She is Wanted)”, “Black Glass” and the vibrant instrumental “El Viv.”