Quick plays: TAYLOR YOUNG BAND, AUTUMN’S CHILD

TAYLOR YOUNG BAND – Mercury Transit

TAYLOR YOUNG BAND Mercury Transit
Handrawn Records [Release date 08.10.21]

Taylor Young drummed for the likes of The O’s, Young Heart Attack and Polyphonic Spree. Now he takes on the role of band leader and is joined by guitarist, vocalist and producer Toby Pipes (Calhoun, Deep Blue Something, Little Black Dress), guitarist Michael Smith and drummer Austin Green.

It starts off with a bang as ‘Get Around’ is a gloriously uplifting mix of the Byrds, Tom Petty and the Travelling Wilburys. The following song ‘Make You Want To Stay’ isn’t too shabby either, setting out the band’s stall as purveyors of jangly pop rock. ‘Blue Eyed’ is another winner and in the 90s this one would have been all over the airwaves and ‘Out Of My Mind’ lifts the closing end of the album.

A tad one paced at times, yet it has enough gems to warrant further investigation. ***

Review by Jason Ritchie

AUTUMN'S CHILD - Zenith

AUTUMN’S CHILD – Zenith AOR Heaven [Release date 14.01.22]

Album number three in as many years from Autumn’s Child, Mikael Erlandsson’s sequel if you like to Last Autumn’s Dream, who appear to be on permanent hiatus.

‘Zenith’ features Michael Erlandsson on vocals, keyboards & guitars, Pontus Åkesson on lead guitar, Robban Bäck on drums, Claes Andreasson on piano and Magnus Rosen on bass. Guests include H.E.A.T.’s Jona T. and Rasmus Ehrnborn (Soilwork, Night Flight OIrchestra).

‘Emergency’ starts things of in style, a great piece of melodic hard rock with a Jona T. keyboards solo too. ‘Love Is A Fighter’ is another decent melodic rocker, however, ‘High On Love’ and ‘Crowdpleaser’ are very similar to recent output from fellow Scandi melodic rock bands. At the lighter end of the scale ‘Heaven Can Wait’ and ‘Damaged Goods’ show that Michael Erlandsson still has that wonderfully melodic vocal, with a gritty bite.

Not likely to feature on any year end ‘best of’ lists, however, what you do get it is high quality melodic hard rock and a decent listen. ***

Review by Jason Ritchie





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Power Plays w/c 10 January (Mon-Fri)
SMOKING MARTHA Wild & Free (Xelon Entertainment)
TRUE NORTH Fix (Out Of Line Music)
COLLECTED Say When (indie)
ABOUT KINGS Heaven On Down The Highway (indie)
WHALEDOG Leave Me Alone (indie)
LED BY LANTERNS Six Feet Down (indie)
KROOKED TONGUE Freaky Love (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 10 January (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 BITE THE BULLET End Of The Line (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 CRYSTAL BALL Crysteria (Massacre Records)
14:00-16:00 SEAN TAYLOR The Beat Goes On (indie)



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