Self-release [Release date 01.10.21]
Dead Man’s Whiskey are back in action with an appearance at this year’s Stone Dead festival and a string of tour dates this month (September at the time of publication). This five song EP is produced by Mr Lonely Robot/Arena’s John Mitchell, also known for his work with Alter Bridge, Architects, Enter Shikari and Inglorious.
The title track has already been released as a single and sums up Dead Man’s Whiskey’s sound perfectly – no nonsense hard rock. Indeed, they featured on the recent New Wave of Classic Rock compilation and they fit perfectly into that scene.
‘I Am Here’ is possibly the EP’s stand out, a real wall shaking rocker with plenty of riffs. One for a possible video/single release? ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ is not bad, however, ‘Never Ever’ is more like it, another guitar fuelled rocker with a tasty heavy rhythmic backing.
The piano version of ‘Make You Proud’, from the band’s 2017 debut album ‘Under The Gun’, is a bit different and works well as a rock ballad, complete with obligatory guitar solo.
Good timing by the band as they have some decent new songs to play on their upcoming live shows and can get back onto rock fans musical radar. ***1/2
Review by Jason Ritchie
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Sep 18 Sat The Station Cannock @ 6:00pm
Sep 19 Sun The Cobblestones @ 7:00pm Bridgwater
Sep 24 Fri The Camden Assembly @ 10:00pm London
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