By Julia Kazar The retro sounding British band 22-20’s have just released their latest studio album, Shake/Shiver/Moan. The band’s name comes from the classic Skip James blues song “22-20 Blues” Although the band started out as a blues band they quickly realized that the style of blues that they wanted to play didn’t match what their audience wanted to hear. They were often told in rehearsals that they couldn’t play certain songs because the club owners didn’t think they sounded enough like blues songs. So they decided to follow in the footsteps of one of their major influences, The Rolling Stones, and mix their blues style with rock and roll. The style seems to work well on their latest album Shake/Shiver/Moan, which will be released next week. If you can’t wait that long though, a few singles are available on the band’s MySpace page. On this release, “Bitter Pills” sounds like the Beatles did later in their career, a little darker and edgier, but it still has that pop sound in there too. It’s a slow, almost depressing sounding song, but at the same time it’s easy to listen to, and has some staying power. The title track “Shake, Shiver, Moan” is faster and more upbeat, which, as the title suggests, talks about going through withdrawal when trying to get over a drug addiction. Despite the dark theme it’s a positive sounding song. The latest album from the 22-20’s is blues rock at its best, and it is sure to leave you shaking, shivering and moaning for more from this band.