Loud, noisy, aggressive rock'n'roll - this is what The Hunches are all about and they deliver it in spades. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, and averaging 20 years of age, The Hunches have a knowledge of rock'n'roll's heritage that betrays their youth. They draw on all the classic influences one would expect from any great rock'n'roll band (e.g. Stones, Saints, Captain Beefheart, Dolls, Stooges, Cramps, '60s punk, '70s punk, blues, etc.), and handle it with irreverent abrasiveness. The result is totally their own. Pure nastiness filtered through rock'n'roll romanticism. "Got Some Hate" is a dose of unadulterated punk rock bile. "The Ballad" is pure heartfelt slow-dance groove. Their cover of The Electric Eels' "Accident" is total, fuzzed-out noise (literally; there are three separate vacuum cleaners overdubbed on this song, one which is inhaling screws).Their live shows are the things of legend - they tear shit up with reckless abandon. This is what it was all about in the first place. This is exactly how it should be done. This is raw rock bliss. This is the debut from The Hunches.