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Rival Sons remind me why I fell in love with music.

Much like The Answer, I had always pigeonholed the Rival Sons as Retro Rock – good musicians with their Rock ‘n’ Roll hearts in the right place even if they are somewhat musically predictable. While I fear The Answer are likely to fall to the wayside, RS on the other hand look set for the long term path of glory.

This release has the band not quite reinventing themselves, but reaching deeper inside and pulling out something strikingly accomplished. ‘Electric Man’ is cut from the same cloth as classic Led Zeppelin, with singer Jay Buchanan screaming out the lyrics with true gusto, whilst the fluid guitar of Scott Holiday entwines around the vocals like a sonic blast. Each song takes on a different mood, and ‘Good Luck’ is a huge slice of soulful sixties Rock (you can almost smell the patchouli oil).

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‘Secret’ is a straight-ahead Rocker, reminiscent of the bands earlier material, whereas ‘Good Things’ is a truly seductive slice of genius; it has smooth vocals which beg you to get up and dance and it plays like a song you might have heard from The Zombies. The spirit of John Bonham is paid homage to in the drum intro of ‘Open My Eyes’. Holiday is given free rein to show you that “less is more” in the guitar department.

Just when you think you have the RS sound nailed down, the guys throw you a curve ball like ‘Rich And The Poor’; mysterious and macabre, with beautiful and seductive lyrics that send your senses elsewhere. The softest moment is saved for ‘Where I’ve Been’, which plays like a Baptist song of prayer. ‘Destination On Course’ (a fitting song title) is a slow burner that never loses focus, and brings to a close what should be a very important release for this band.

Rival Sons remind me why I fell in love with music, and I think if you give them the chance, they will remind you too.

Ray Paul

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