I genuinely didn’t know what to expect from the A Light Within front-man, i love that band loads so i had high expectations, but also an open mind, there’s a lot going on here and there are definitely songs that a creative, visually artistic mind could make something of.
Love Potions took me completely by surprise. The album is superb from beginning to end with no fillers at all. From the beautiful and ranging voice of Kimi and the musicality of the guitars, drums and bass, this album is proof the future of Rock ‘N’ Roll is in safe hands with the next generation.
Film crews followed the band from rehearsals in London and the album cover photo shoot to recording in Chicago and Transylvania, and mastering for a short black and white documentary that will be released in a month or two, about the recording of the album.
Label: Zero One Entertainment Released: Out Now Members: Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network) Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) Track Listing: The Lines Are Open Last Man Standing Aberfan Dance in the Heart of the Sun Another Reason Damned If You Do Where the Water Goes Cannonball Save the Day Little Hercules Dan Reed, lead vocalist and composer […]
As a concept idea of an imaginary compilation album it works well, especially with the authenticity provided by using period instruments and equipment. However, for me, the radio station format is just annoying, and I’m glad that with digital downloads I can just skip those tracks.
The prize for the best title has to go to ‘Monkeys with Money & Guns’, a tongue in cheek rascal of a tune and hip in its funky blues-ness. And if you want a slice of ‘Hey Big Spender’, high kicking jollity, look no further than ‘Deep Water’ brought together with a superb chorus and hard-hitting brass section.
Only time will tell if Black Swan will rise to the greatness of the best of the best of Super Groups. They’re off to a fantastic start with Shake the World. This is a top-notch album all four members should be proud of. Fans will revel in the high energy, hard-hitting, melodic brilliance of this group and album. I know it is asking a lot to invest your time and energy into a project that may or may not record again, but this is an outstanding album that I think people should give a listen to.
At just 35 minutes, like the premature ejaculators support group meetings, it’s over before it began. An extra track could have easily pushed this to full marks but as it stands, it still ranks as one of my top bets for 2020.
‘Cut To The Chase’ gives the impression that the band are very comfortable with the material they play, not overstretching themselves but able to create their niche effortlessly and with a refreshing approach to their music.