Wolfmother are a different kettle of fish entirely delivering a set of rollicking songs that take the stoner framework, throw in the raw, vintage sound of rock
I must admit that the new album from Italy’s KEYMONKEY came across my desk a while ago now and I’ve to go back to it a few times to really get a feel for what I was hearing. Usually when I’m having trouble I like to read up about the band I’m listening to and see if I can’t get a feel for what they are doing…
Sitting on the front row of the balcony at the Empire, listening to Asia live is very much like having the band playing through the best sound system you could buy whilst sitting in your living room. The sound quality mirrors the album tracks perfectly and allows you to soak up the soaring melodies and range in John Wetton’s voice. The guitar solos from Coulson are not exaggerated and fit perfectly with the sound Steve Howe originally brought to the group. His approach is measured and not overly flamboyant and that fits the style of the band perfectly.