One To Watch: Rival Sons – Pressure and Time

Posted: May 30, 2011 in One To Watch, Video
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A huge Zeppelin-sized shape may cast its considerable shadow over Southern Californian outfit Rival Sons, but much like The Virginmarys this quartet’s brand of dynamic Hard-Rock is more of a celebration of rock ‘n’ roll’s glory days than a mere copy — it’s ‘rhythm and blues played with danger‘ as one band member so aptly puts it.  ‘Pressure and Time’ is lifted from their forthcoming 12-track album (check the trailer out) of the same name which is set to issued by Earache Records on June 20th.  It’s a bluesy, groove-laden number full of dynamic riffs, muscular percussion and rock swagger.

Frontman and Jim Morrison lookalike Jay Buchanan possesses a confident grit-infused classic rock pitch and the band play with real desire, as if their lives depends on it.  There’s nothing better when a band can effortlessly hit their stride like this, distilling all that we love in a rock ‘n’ roll group, as in the case of ‘Pressure and Time’.  Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgersen provides the artwork for the LP, while the band are booked for both the Sonisphere and High Voltage festivals which I’ll be attending and very much looking forward to on the basis of this video.

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