MelodicRockRecords [Release date 25.09.15]
Second album by the Aussie pop/melodic rockers the Radio Sun (formed from the ashes of the excellent Square One) and again they have former Danger Danger vocalist Paul Laine helping out on production, co-writing four songs and co-lead vocals on ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.
Some real pop-rock-tastic tunes on here like the aforementioned ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’, with a hook big enough to land a blue whale. Then there is ‘Maybe’ with a nifty 70′s synth riff and lots & lots of harmony vocals.
Strap yourself down though as ‘You’re The One’ is like Harem Scarem meets Nelson, superb stuff. Heck this could easily be played on daytime mainstream radio if only they would give it a chance.
Throughout the album guitarist Stevie Janevski lays down some very tasty solos, perfect for the air guitar antics of the listener! The vocals of Jason Old are very easy and melodious on the ears, a key component of the attraction of Radio Sun’s music.
‘Madness In The World’ reminded me a little of Glen Burtnick, another artist who knows how to pen a decent melodic rock chorus. There are ballads like ‘One In A Million’ and the epic refrains of ‘Dying Without Your Love’. Loving the strings and harmony vocals on this one.
Melodic rock/pop rock fans this is a ‘must have’ and better still get the bonus edition with three songs including a cover of the Nelson classic ‘After The Rain’. ****1/2
Review by Jason Ritchie
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