Review: Salvation Jane – Moves That Make the Record Skip

Review: Salvation Jane – Moves That Make the Record Skip

Self Release (2017)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

Salvation Jane are a band I’ve seen live a few times and were initially what you’d generally call blues rock. However with changes in vocalist and not continuing with a keyboardist, the band have moved themselves musically more towards a gritty rock sound entwined with that bluesy influence.

That’s fine by me as someone with somewhat eclectic tastes, I think personally it was the right move, as the band are now able to pour far more energy and dare I say enthusiasm into the songs and live performance.

First track on this five track EP is ‘The Motel‘. It’s actually just a short intro into the music which kicks off properly with track two ‘Burn It Down‘. Now here’s a track which on it’s own should elevate the band to a bigger profile! Singer Chess Smith amply demonstrating her vocal talents, with the music ranging from full on rock to a more subtle sound half way through, with some exemplary guitar work from Holly Kinnear. Holly’s to my mind yet another example of the sheer talent we have in the UK with young guitarists coming to the fore.

The Jailer‘ would be what I’d term the dirty end of the blues. Certainly not a track for the traditionalists, but we need these young bands to push the boundaries and bring more young people into the fold. A solid bass line takes us into ‘Thrillride‘ with Chess Smith’s vocals sounding a little like Colleen Rennison, a good solid foot tapper of a song, again emphasising the abilities of the band.

Whorehouse Down On The S.E.‘ is another downright dirty blues number, the guitar just dragging your imagination into a bourbon soaked dive in the Deep South, certainly my second favorite track on the EP.

I’d love to hear a full album’s worth of material, but hopefully this EP does help elevate the band to that higher profile ahead of possible said album.


Lynch Mob Release Official Video For ‘Main Offender’

Lynch Mob have released an Official video for the track ‘Main Offender‘, taken from their upcoming new album ‘The Brotherhood‘.

Pre-order now at: https://www.ratpakrecords.com/lynchmob or pre-order on iTunes http://smarturl.it/lynchmobtbitunes and get an instant download of this track.

Official release date for “The Brotherhood” is Friday September 08, 2017.

Track listing:
01. Main Offender
02. Mr. Jekyll and Hyde
03. I’ll Take Miami
04. Last Call Lady
05. Where We Started
06. The Forgotten Maiden’s Pearl
07. Until the Sky Comes Down
08. Black Heart Days
09. Black Mountain
10. Dog Town Mystics
11. Miles Away
12. Until I Get My Gold (bonus track)

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Cats In Space – Scarecrow Available To Pre-order

Cats In Space will be releasing ‘Scarecrow‘, the follow up album to their debut ‘Too Many Gods‘, on August 25th. The album is now available to pre-order as CD, Vinyl (180gm), Cassette & Digital download.

Tour dates:

Sep 06: The Borderline, London
Sep 12: The Globe, Cardiff
Sep 13: The Borderline, London
Sep 15: Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sep 16: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sep 17: The Fleece, Bristol
Sep 19: The Haunt, Brighton
Sep 25: G2, Glasgow
Sep 26: O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Sep 27: The Borderline, London

 

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Sweet Crisis ‘Live At The Junction Cambridge’ Released Sept 29th

Sweet Crisis are proud to announce the release of their debut live album ‘Live At The Junction on September 29th.
Sweet Crisis epitomise guitar driven rock’n’roll, an incendiary mix of great beats and riffs, their distinctive brand of melodious bombast is captured perfectly on this live album.
To celebrate the release, Sweet Crisis will performing a series of shows and promise “An explosive and energetic music experience with ripping guitar riffs, gorgeous vocal melodies and pumping drums and live video visuals to boot.”
Live At The Junction is the perfect introduction to this fine trio. Sweet Crisis are going to save rock & roll with hard luck stories,  gritty tales and pitch-perfect riffage.
Sweet Crisis are currently recording their first studio album set to be released in early 2018.

 

Track listing:
  1. Awakening.
  2. Ways Of You Love.
  3. Rapture.
  4. Shadows.
  5. Take Control.
  6. Fight For Nothing.
  7. Future Seeds.
  8. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
  9. Last Man On Earth.

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JOANovARC New Single Released August 25th

Summer is here and to celebrate JOANovArc have just unveiled the new video for their forthcoming single ‘Seeds of Summer out August 25th.

The band will be donating some of the proceeds of ‘Seeds Of Summer to the victims of Grenfell Tower. Fire Relief Fund

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Shattered Sun Unleash New Video ‘Hollow Chains’

With a week away from the release of ‘The Evolution Of Anger‘, their second album for Victory Records, modern metal trailblazers Shattered Sun have unveiled the video ‘Hollow Chains.’ Perfectly outlining the demise of cultural and social consciousness, the video also exhibits the ferociousness Shattered Sun are known to deliver on stage.

Everyone hides behind a keyboard nowadays, and ‘Hollow Chains’ is a call for individuals to take back their identity,” prompts Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal. “Everyone seems to take their arguments to the digital front and fight unnecessary battles between each other every day. All of a sudden any particular event takes away our identities as human beings and replaces it with a close-minded, cold-hearted dismissal of another person that disagrees. It’s fueling the divide by turning us on each other. Take away unity and replace it with the ‘every man for himself’ attitude, and it creates a hollow chain around us all.

Shattered Sun will channel their fury to the stages beginning with a hometown album release show on July 20 with label-mates Darkness Divided, and then joining the 2017 Vans Warped Tour on July 26 outside of St. Louis, MO, and rounding out the tour on its final date in Pomona, CA on August 6. Additional dates supporting  ‘The Evolution Of Anger‘ will be announced soon.

Tour Dates:

July

20 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House (Album Release Show)

26 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater*

28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion*

29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center*

30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park*

August

1 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Intramural Field*

4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*

5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium*

6 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex*

*Vans Warped Tour

Line up:

Marcos Leal (Vocals)

Daniel Trejo (Guitar)

Jessie Santos (Guitar / Vocals)

Robert Garza (Drums)

Joseph Guajardo (Bass)

Henry Garza (Keys / Vocals)

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Jackyl Celebrate Silver Anniversary With ’25’ And Tour

It’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album.
And this year, raunchy southern rockers Jackyl have accomplished this feat, and are celebrating with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25’ which will be released on July 28 via Mighty Loud Records.

The 18-track set (which can be preordered via the band’s official site, (jackyl.com) features such Jackyl radio hits as ‘Down on Me‘, ‘The Lumberjack‘, ‘Push Comes to Shove‘ and ‘Favorite Sin‘ as well as two previously unreleased tracks – a live rendition of ‘Redneck Punk‘ as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ ‘Hot and Nasty‘.

At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC,” explains Jackyl. “While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away – so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, ‘Hot and Nasty,’ which is now finally getting its release on this comp.

First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘Rowyco’.

With this compilation, we are celebrating 25 years of Jackyl rock n’ roll – the fundamentals of rock n roll,” adds Jesse. “And beware – we are not slowing down anytime soon.

Tracklisting:

Down on Me
When Will It Rain
The Lumberjack
Push Comes to Shove
Secret of the Bottle
Dumb Ass Country Boy
Cut the Crap
Kill the Sunshine
My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine’s Ass
Just Like a Negro (featuring DMC)
Screwdriver
Encore
Favorite Sin
Rally
Just Because I’m Drunk
Redneck Punk (Live) – previously unreleased
Hot and Nasty – previously unreleased

Tour Dates:

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Sturgis SD Full Throttle Saloon
Friday, August 25, 2017 Sterling Heights MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Franklin OH J.D. Legends
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Milwaukee WI National H.O.G. Rally/Milwaukee Rally
Friday, September 8, 2017 Hinckley MN Grand Rocktember V Music Festival
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Ocean City MD Cowboy Coast Country Saloon
Friday, September 15, 2017 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Sunrise Beach MO Pickleheads Roadhouse (Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Augusta GA The Country Club
Friday, September 22, 2017 Savannah GA The Stage on Bay
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Cocoa Beach FL 80’s in the Park
Friday, November 17, 2017 Sioux City IA Anthem at Hard Rock
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Watseka IL Watseka Theatre
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Cincinnati OH Bogart’s
Friday, November 24, 2017 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Saturday, November 25, 2017 Green Bay WI The Green Bay Distillery
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Dubuque IA Q Casino
Friday, December 1, 2017 Flint MI The Machine Shop


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