Statement – I Wonder Why – Video

Jannick Brochdorf (Vocal), Niels Alex Larsen (Lead Guitar / Vocal), Lars Ulrik Le Fevre (Guitar / Vocal), Martin Poulsen (Bass) and Daniel Nielsen (Drums) from Copenhagen (Denmark) who form the rock band Statement are finalising details for a forthcoming LP.

Statement

Statement

The track I Wonder Why, from the forthcoming album, was also made available as a standalone single on the 19th.

The opening phrases set the listener on to a heavy-metal mindset as guitar sets up the anticipated thunderous roar, only for Statement to take the listener on a completely different direction of travel by revealing a tempered rock ballad in to which the audience quickly settles as the quintet deliver a song with both passages of tenderness as well as furious pace all within the framework of their signature sound of multilayered texturing.

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Rackett – Tried To Quit – Single Review

From Sydney (Australia) – the rock quartet Rebecca CallanderAlly GavenAstrid Holz and Kat Ayala known as Rackett released the single Tried To Quit on the 3rd.

Rackett

Rackett

The energy can be felt swarming out of the speakers as the punchy tones of Tried To Quit soar through the room.

Unpretentious rock’n’roll always has a primordial connectivity with the listener and Rackett are deft exponents of the theory that less is more, with the audience finding themselves joining in on guitar, drum-kit and vocals even on the first run through of the new single.

Clear some space, turn up the volume and hit play…

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Smokin’ On Planes – Parallel Lives – Audio

Smokin’ On Planes is the rock trio of Nick Galasso (Vocal / Guitar), Miguel Teixeira (Bass) and Omri Malal (Drums) based in Washington D.C. (USA).

Smokin' On Planes

Smokin’ On Planes

Their music has a completely absorbing flow, which akin to molten lava sliding down the slopes of a volcano has a variable viscosity, which gives the compositions their engaging textured dynamics. Formed earlier this year, there are only three tracks I have been able to hear, each of which has a retrospective air and a similarity of demeanour.

Parallel Lives is their signature combination of powerful bass and drum which are melded with a hazy ebbing and flow of the guitar which all in tandem with the Knopfleresque vocal delivery draws a reference to Dire Straits, though not as an imitation, merely an influencer and a trio I look forward to hearing more from in short order.

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The Struts – Bulletproof Baby – Audio

The English rock quartet The Struts will be releasing the LP Young & Dangerous on the 19th of October.

The Struts - Bulletproof Baby

The Struts

First introduced in 2012, while they have gone on to establish themselves as a well supported outfit, although there have been periods when they appear have forgotten who they are, seemingly  confusing life with hype – Bulletproof Baby – the fourth of the bakers dozen tracks on the album – finds their feet once again firmly planted on the ground.

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The Black Roses – El Diablo – Single Review

The rock quartet of Anthony Stevenson (Vocals / Guitar), Richard Jones (Lead guitar), Mike Goodfellow (Drums) and Val Péan (Bass) from London (England) who form The Black Roses released the single El Diablo on the 14th.

The Black Roses

The Black Roses

Having had a wander through their back catalogue I nearly didn’t make it back as, akin to the title of their EP from last year, I found myself in a state of Utopia and who desires to leave utopia in a hurry?

El Diablo further attests to a quartet who know one end of a song from another as the dark oppressive presence bleeds in to the room with bass pulsing through the subwoofer and the guitars scratching at the walls while drum paces like a menacing guard corralling prisoners, tipped by a half-spoken vocal which combine to create a track of bewitching malediction.

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