Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine
“Ballsy, bluesy, hard rock n’ roll”
Up n’ coming UK rockers WESTERN SAND have been confirmed as the opening band on BLACK STAR RIDERS UK/IRE tour later this year.
The four-piece, southern hard rock revival group from Bournemouth beat off stiff competition to get the slot on one of the most talked about tours of 2013 and they’re hell bent on blazing trails come this November.
Frontman/guitarist Tyler Hains enthuses “We’re nervous, excited but more than anything absolutely stoked to be a part of such a prestigious tour. To be sharing the stage with some of the finest musicians in the business is a real honour and we can’t wait for the tour to kick off”.
WESTERN SAND have just released their self titled debut EP and it’s a scorcher. 4 tracks of ballsy rock n’ roll with more swagger than jagger and a cheeky glimpse of what this young band have to offer demonstrates what to expect later this year.
The new ep sees the band take their cue from the likes of Lynyrd Skynrd, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin and Metallica; wrapped up in their own unique vision on the ever popular classic rock genre.
This latest tour announcement continues the bands upward momentum; already Western Sand have supported the likes of Nazareth, Reckless Love, Jettblack, The Treatment, Heavens Basement and Voodoo Six.
Watch ‘Going Down’ music video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XAfNY7bg5U
“Western Sand are on a mission and there is no stopping them”
– Rock Regeneration
Western Sand are:
Tyler Hains – Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals
Jimmy Bradshaw – Electric Guitar
Findlay Hotchkiss – Bass & Vocals
Nathan J. Kay – Drums/Percussion & Vocals
Official Website – www.westernsand.co.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/westernsand
Black Star Riders UK/IRE Tour 2013
22nd Nov – O2 Academy, Bournemouth, ENG
23rd Nov – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, ENG
24th Nov – O2 Academy, Bristol, ENG
26th Nov – Junction, Cambridge, ENG
27th Nov – UEA, Norwich, ENG
30th Nov – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, ENG
1st Dec – Solus, Cardiff, WLS
2nd Dec – O2 Academy, Oxford, ENG
3rd Dec – O2 Academy, Liverpool, ENG
5th Dec – Ironworks, Inverness, SCO
6th Dec – Picturehouse, Edinburgh, SCO
7th Dec – O2 Academy, Newcastle, ENG
9th Dec – O2 Academy, Leeds, ENG
10th Dec – Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa, ENG
12th Dec – Rock City, Nottingham, ENG
13th Dec – Ritz, Manchester, ENG
14th Dec – Academy, Dublin, IE
15th Dec – The Limelight, Belfast, NI