Collateral have thrown down the hard rock gauntlet with the reveal of their first single, ‘Lullaby’ from their upcoming self-titled debut album, slated for a September release.
A follow-up to to the band’s previous single ‘Midnight Queen’, Collateral have proven that once again they have that special something that is destined to propel them to international stardom.
‘Lullaby’ was produced by Sean Kenny and Collateral, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. You check out the video for this raucous track below:
A bit more about Collateral
Collateral won a massive competition out of 20,000 bands to play the main stage at the Electric Ballroom at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday June 1st. They are also in the finals at the Ramblin’ ManRumble to play the Rising Stage at this summer’s Ramblin’ Man Fair.
Ripped jeans, cowboy boots, long hair and plenty of eye-liner, Collateral are a new generation stadium-driven rock and roll. When they first started out, they were known as the Angelo Tristan Band, with frontman Angelo Tristan and bass player Jack Bentley-Smith, forming the nucleus of the band. Since then, almost five years ago, they have worked tirelessly to grow their music, fanbase and their profile.
Collateral put the fun and excitement back into rock and roll by giving their fans a show that’s packed with high-octane entertainment. Not only is their live sound impeccable, but their signature stagecraft is reminiscent of what great rock and roll concerts used to be like. Every Collateral concert is a celebratory occasion leaving audiences coming back for more. The music, the image, the lighting. It’s the whole package. Nothing is taken for granted.
Lullaby is a dynamic, heavy-duty rock stomper with pounding drums courtesy of Ben Atkinson, killer lead vocals by frontman Angelo Tristan, an unforgettable guitar solo from guitarist Todd Winger, a nasty bass groove from bassist ben Jack Bentley-Smith, topped with an infectious singalong chorus that’ll will leave you wanting more.
“WE AIN’T LIVING IN A LULLABY, WHEN YOU FALL HARD BECAUSE YOU TRY TO FLY”
“Lullaby is a song that has the basic feeling of the world we all live in today – a world where you are told to dream big but, yet ‘Be realistic’,” says Collateral’s front man Angelo Tristan. “I’d be lying if I’d said we’re not a pissed off rock and roll band like a lot of other bands out there. Lullaby has the simplicity, the power and emotion that you should expect to hear on Collateral’s debut album.”
Since Collateral burst on to the music scene, they have attracted attention from venues, festivals, press, and of course, rock music lovers everywhere. Collateral fit neatly into the current NWOCR with their rock anthems reminiscent of early Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Little Angels, Thunder, Skid Row and Tyketto. Last year, when Collateral played Hard Rock Hell’sprivate VIP party, the reaction was off the hook.
“It’s a window onto the world of 80’s classic rock when Sunset Strip was the place to be and rock ruled the world,“ wrote Rock N Load about Collateral’s EP. ”Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Whitesnake were king, and big hair was the name of the game. With polished song writing and catchy melodies, you can’t ignore Collateral.”
Collateral started making waves earlier this year when their Midnight Queen single got picked up by Planet Rock radio in the UK. A sold-out London concert at the Blackheart with rave reviews, confirmed their position as worthy contenders for the UK’s crown jewels of rock and roll.
The band were singled out as “Ones to Watch” on www.planetrock.com, and have been championed by numerous rock magazine including Fireworks, Powerplay, Black Velvet, Planet Rock and HRH. Rock music websites Moshville Times and Rush on Rock chose Collateral as their Band of the Day.
“It’s something to be part of a crowd bearing witness to a future phenomenon – Collateral simply dominate the attention,” said Sonic Abuse about Collateral’s Blackheart concert.
Collateral is getting ready for the next run of live shows including a co-headline show with Daxx & Roxane at London’s Borderline on Saturday May 18th, an appearance at Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday June 1st, followed by a support tour with Bucket & Co. (Dave “Bucket” Colwel’s band (ex-Bad Company, Humble Pie), followed by a nationwide co-headline tour with Piston in September in support of their debut album.