The sound of the ‘Cuffs has matured and evolved since the first release some 16 years ago. On Rails, their fourth studio album, the band visits a glam/indie/solid 70s universe, creating a fresh edge on each track.
I have always been a huge Who fan and seen them many times through the years. My favorite song has always been “I Can See For Miles.” My thought was to just go for it as loud and brash as I could.
The new EP contains six gems – some approaching heartache – which Gribble described as “Mainly about getting through (and past) an emotionally abusive relationship. This album is the most real and brutally honest one I’ve done and it’s a little scary but feels good.”
It is a fascinating phenomenon when musicians from different parts of the globe, and different musical experiences come together and create something new.
On his inspiration and idols, “The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show Feb 9, 1964. That did it. Influences are so many and ever-changing but Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Animals, Badfinger, Todd Rundgren, Thelonious Monk, Curtis Mayfield, Motown, and many, many others.”
…Skill has proven his songwriting chops with The Romantics. He’s done it again on SKILL. Hearing this album for the first time may feel like a gritty Detroit punch in the mouth…in a good way. Raw and authentic rock ‘n’ roll is what Mike Skill has created here.
Vectralux have recorded an assortment of highly listenable songs on their debut album. If you are a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, you may just love this, as the band are clearly fans of rock ‘n’ roll.
New Release: The Low Level Hum by Jonny Daly Atlanta guitarist, producer, and songwriter Jonny Daly has done his fair share of session work. But on his first solo album The Low Level Hum, Daly has written a collection of compelling tunes and sought out some of the […]
New Release: Back to the Hive by Jay Gonzalez (Middlebrow Records) As hot bands go, Drive-By Truckers are riding high. So, how does Trucker guitarist/keyboardist Jay Gonzalez have time to record a solo project? As creative types usually do, Gonzalez found the time. After living through the Covid-soaked, […]
New Release: Radkey Green Room (Little Man Records) This Kansas City trio, consisting of the Radke brothers: Dee (vocals, guitar), Isaiah (bass), and Solomon (drums), are “on a quest to help save the world from false rock.” For those unfamiliar with Radkey, the band has been around and […]