Gretsch Guitars are pleased to welcome Jack Edwards from UK based rock band Piston into the Gretsch artist roster.
Piston are set to release their eponymous debut album on Friday 13th September with a UK tour to follow where Jack will be sporting his Billy Duffy Signature White Falcon Gretsch guitar.
I am so excited to be associated with Gretsch Guitars,” Says Edwards. “When I was 11, the first band I saw live was The Cult,” says Jack. Billy Duffy left me speechless. I swore blind that one day I would own that very guitar and bring it back into the world of new rock with cranked up amplifiers, effects and aggressive playing. I’m honoured to be an official Gretsch artist. It’s a childhood dream come true.”
Piston are a British five-piece rock ‘n’ roll engine made up of four members from the Midlands greased with a vocal roar from the south; which, when put together and fired up produce a no-nonsense sound not to be reckoned with!
Piston will release their long awaited self-titled debut album on Friday 13th September 2019. The album is self-released with distribution by Music Glue.
Piston will embark on a UK tour with Collateral in September 2019 to promote the album. Tickets for all concerts can be booked from www.pistonuk.com
The 10-track album was recorded at Silk Mill Studios in Newcastle Under Lyme and produced by Dan Swift (Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode). Two bonus tracks, One More Day and Rainmaker were remixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon).
The upcoming album features the searing, infectious anthems — Blow It Away, One More Day and Rainmaker. The album is a rock n’ roll rollercoaster ride treading the fine line between chaos and radio friendly rebellious rock. It’s got the guitar spirit of the Cult and the hi-octane energy of the Foo Fighters.
This eponymous debut album is the embodiment of hard work for the boys, having recorded one album already and choosing to scrap it all and start again in the pursuit of finding their true authentic. The debut platter tips it’s hat to different genres as it progresses, but never strays too far from the path its intended to go down, it shows diversity, power and confidence from the first contact between stick and drum right until the last chord has been struck.
Vocalist Rob Angelico waxes lyrical about the singles — One More Day is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life. We can’t turn back time here, we can only progress and move forward. We always have another day to find the light.”
“Rainmaker is about never staying in one place, to always keep moving forward and to strive to feel free. It’s about finding internal peace and sacrificing old thought patterns that prevent us from getting what we desire.”
“Blow It Away is a rock and roll hurricane of a song, that is both exciting to play and was a joy to record. This will be the third single from the debut album, and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Guitarist Jack Edwards describes the recording process Rainmaker – “Rainmaker was the very first track we recorded for the album. You can hear our excitement in the track. We were all back together in one room and we tracked it right then and there! We love it and its not perfect, and we don’t want it to be — rock and roll has never been perfect. It’s a huge step in the new sound of Piston, it will easily stand there with some of the modern greats, but it most certainly pays homage to some of our idols.”
Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone – Sunday 21st July 2019
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 UK TOUR
The Musician, Leicester – Thursday 12th September 2019
The Station, Cannock – Friday 13th September 2019
EBGBS, Liverpool – Saturday 14th September 2019
The Asylum 2, Birmingham – Friday 20th September 2019
Rock City Basement, Nottingham – Saturday 21st September 2019
Jimmy’s, Manchester – Sunday 22nd September 2019
Joiners, Southampton – Thursday 26th September 2019
Ravenfest, The Boulevard, Wigan – Friday 27th September 2019
The Big Red, London – Saturday 28th September 2019
Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend – Friday 4th October 2019
HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES,
PISTON & GORILLA RIOT OCTOBER 2019
Chester, Live Rooms – Thursday 3rd October 2019
Manchester, Rebellion – Friday 4th October 2019
Birmingham, Flapper – Saturday 5th October 2019
Norwich, Waterfront Studio – Sunday 6th October 2019
Newcastle, The Cluny – Tuesday 8th October 2019
Leeds, Lending Room – Wednesday 9th October 2019
Bristol, Exchange – Thursday 10th October 2019
London, O2 Islington Academy 2 – Friday 11th October 2019