Dave Hanson – It’s In Our Hands – Audio

The English blues-rocker Dave Hanson is working towards a new LP.

Dave Hanson - photo credit - @s.l.rhodes

Dave Hanson – photo credit – @s.l.rhodes

A new song from the forthcoming album, It’s In Our Hands, surfaced yesterday.

Opening with what appears to be heading towards some militarist triumphalist parade, the track soon veers off in to an immersive soul-blues-soaked rock’n’roll track that finds the listener stomping alongside in delight.

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The Vitals – Venom And Line – Single Review

The US blues-rock trio The Vitals released their latest single – Venom And Line on the 1st.

The Vitals - Venom And Line

The Vitals

A trio who rarely featured, having first been introduced in 2013 and last appeared three years ago – when they do – the week takes a lift for the better with their unfettered and free range take on the world of rock’n’roll.

Although the music has evolved over the years, the constancy of the three only ever players in The Vitals enables their music to have a consistency of thread and just like catching up with a childhood friend after many years all, immediately, slots in to place as though never gone away. Perhaps this explains their longevity, despite the infrequency of their new material, as although there have only been features in 2013 and 2015, other than a cover song in 2016, this is their complete catalogue of releases.

When The Vitals will return with a new song is open to anyone to speculate, be it tomorrow or in another few years, I look forward to picking up the threads of our connectivity once again at the appropriate moment – until then – Venom And Line (which is available on bandcamp).

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David Ford – Real Damn Slow – Single Review

The English blues-rock creator David Ford released the single Real Damn Slow on the 27th of April and will be releasing the LP Animal Spirits on the 11th.

David Ford

David Ford

As posited on the tin Real Damn Slow is a curling, gnarly drifting track that unhurriedly wraps the listener in its beguiling whisky rasped vocal and gliding riffs that pulls to mind a ramshackle bar in a deserted town evoking reminders of times gone by still held in fond memory.

A track that invites the audience to kick-up their heels and allow the roughly four and a sixth minutes of Real Damn Slow to take over plans for the rest of day, with a tumbler of spirit to hand.


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Archi Deep – I’m Just A Man – Video

The French blues-rock duo Archi Deep, formerly Archi Deep And The Monkeyshakers, will be releasing their eponymous LP on the 1st of May.

Archi Deep

Archi Deep

The six track album is of deeper growl than music of theirs previously featured with the crunchy blues chords combining with the off-set rhythm to deliver an approximately eighteen minutes of classic rock.

The third song, I’m Just A Man, is of lighter guitar leverage than much of the LP, though a representative introduction.

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Bear Witness – Could One Be You – Audio

The English blues-rock band Bear Witness released the LP Dreams Of Fame on the 28th of February.

Bear Witness - photo by Jacobe Lando

Bear Witness – photo by Jacobe Lando

Blues-rock is melded with heavy-metal and indie-rock in what should be an angularity of failed connectivity, yet Bear Witness are able to easily join all the junctions together in a watertight seal that leaves the listener reaching for a faded leather jacket and a silk shirt at one and the same moment without feeling in the least bit out of sorts.

From the six track album my pick of the release is the grungy penultimate song Could One Be You where smouldering guitar riffs combine with slipping drums whilst fiery bass conjoins with a wandering vocal to deliver a song that tousles the hair and pinches the cheeks as it passes through the room.


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