According to the people who seem to decide what is in and out it is claimed that 2013 will be the year that rock music makes a comeback.
If this is the case then Mothertone from Edinburgh could well be looking to position themselves in the right place at the right time.
With bass lines that could have come out of the Iron Maiden school of rock handbook, some nifty guitar interplay that sounds like west coast punks taking on their European thrash cousins, and an accessible vocal approach that is more a turn on than a turn off they have shown on their two track debut that they are happy to be seen as the band who will kick some doors open.
While some bands can never seem to find common ground for their influences to take root in, the opposite is happening here as they appear to have managed to dip into multiple genres and comfortably fitted them together to create a sound that wears its influences on its sleeve without it overtly leaning towards one or another.
If they can carry that over the length of an album then I fully expect that they will do well.
Especially on mainland Europe as they love their rock.