Review: Gin Annie – 100% Proof
Off Yer Rocka Recordings (Jan 25th 2019)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
For those of you unfamiliar with Gin Annie, they’re a five piece melodic hard rock band, hailing from the West Midlands, Wolverhampton to be exact, which is part of an area (the Black Country) steeped in rock history!
Gin Annie are part of a strong, and still growing line of of British bands who are collectively being grouped under the moniker ‘New Wave Of Classic Rock‘.
Well here we have the band’s debut album, ‘100% Proof‘ supplying us ten tracks of guitar driven rock that is sure to get your foot or feet tapping / stomping.
All the ingredients are here, the riffs, the pounding drums, great vocals, and of course none of those would mean anything without great songs.
From the start of the first track ‘Love Ain’t Here‘ the stage is set for what’s to follow. Catchy? Damn right it is..
The album meanders between the out and out hard rock of ‘Damage Is Done‘ and ‘All I Want‘ to the more melodic ‘Chains‘ and the rather excellent ‘Haunt Me‘
I love the riff throughout ‘Fallin’‘, classic air guitar moment!
The album wraps up with the gritty ‘Born To Rock And Roll‘ which is full of that bourbon soaked atmosphere that such a titled song should contain.
It’s so satisfying to have yet another band furiously waving the flag for British rock and delivering such a strong debut.
Add this on your ‘to buy’ list.