Comprised of Myles and Layne Ulrich, Taipei Houston has released their debut that will exceed all your expectations.
The 9-track debut, Once Bit Never Bored is a rock history test that most will fail. A musically fluent and confident body of work that gives nods to legendary rock duos from The Kills to The White Stripes alike, Taipei Houston takes a detour every time just when you think you have a grasp of where this record is going. The first three tracks, with the two lead singles "As The Sun Sets" and "The Middle" included, kick and punch with breathers in between. The duo does not shine away from their fine-class talent in being insane rhythm machines and inventing insinuating guitar hooks for even a moment. Turning the notches of punk and garage rock to the top, their production is comfortably clean cut and to the point just like the good ol' days.
The aforementioned head nod to The White Stripes becomes so prominent in Frankenstein tracks like "Hypocrite" and "Susie Thin Lips." The blues rock composition, frenzy yet controlled vocal execution and poetic ear-gripping lines will give chills to every Jack White fan. But it's worth noting that Taipei Houston is ten times more aggressive and adventurous than the legends proceeding their time. "Frequency" serves as an absolute highlight on the B-side, with its unstoppable tempo change and progressions one could never expect. "Lie, Lie" does not lose the glamour battle, as the second to last track on the project, it may just be the punkest of them all.
Regarding the release of Once Bit Never Bored, Taipei Houston has this to say: “We are Taipei Houston. We are so excited to share our debut project Once Bit Never Bored with you. We hope it’ll make you want to dance and headbang at the same time, but either/or is fine. Most beautiful at loud volume. Enjoy.”