Small Stone Records www.smallstone.com
The band have been going since 1995 and this album is their first since 2006 as they return from a hiatus. If you like your blues hard rock with a little stoner rock vibe this album will tick all your boxes. Their secret weapon is the harp playing of vocalist Eric Oblander. It complements the guitar and driving rhythm section perfectly as can be heard on ‘The Job’ or the superb ‘Mexico’. The band have also toured with Clucth and you can hear a little of that band in certain songs, most notably ‘Black Heart Baby’.
There is a little surprise on ‘You’re My Girl’ where Robin Zander of Cheap Trick fame guests and it sounds like a Black Crowes tune. Zander sounds perfect for this type of blues/hard rock tune.
The whole album is like a soundtrack to an imaginary western and titles like ‘Quick On The Trigger’ and ‘Shoot My Way Out’ only emphasize this more. Crank it up and enjoy!
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Power Plays w/c 11 July 2016
RIGHTEOUS REPROBATES Scarlet Sky (indie)
ATOMIC LOVE REACTOR Mystery Of Souls (Tall Whites Records)
LISA WEINT Fool (Unlicht Records)
MISS BEHAVIOUR Ghost Play (AOR Heaven)
PHOENIX CALLING – Rescue Me (indie)
THE DEAD DAISIES Long Way To Go (SPV)
Featured Albums w/c 11 July 2016 (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 DANTE FOX Breathless (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 MAVERICK Big Red (Metalapolis Records)
14:00-16:00 THE DEEP HOLLOW The Deep Hollow (indie)