May 06

Freeloader Receives A Nice Review from Three Weeks (UK)

Rating: 4 Stars ****

James Hazelden is entertaining, hilarious, and charismatic in this piece of musical comedy mayhem. Admittedly, my first impressions were something along the lines of ‘blimey, not another gutter mouthed man strumming the guitar’, but one song put paid to my reservations and I was hooked. The lyrics were absurd, accompanied by frantic guitar strumming, and an incongruously harmonious voice. Laughs echoed around the room at the dark obscurity of the material; think a ninja meets Satan and they breed to produce an Australian Bob Dylan on speed. James’s jagged charm created a laid back and chilled ambience, which kind of made it acceptable to laugh quite as hard as we did.