Friday, January 30, 2015

Fourplay : Savage Machine , White Limo , Mutts , Tim Myers

Savage Machine - Through the iron forest (2014) Eat metal and shit steel
Trends come and go but one thing is for sure, old school metal will never go away. The Danish band Savage Machine is living proof of this with their new EP "Through the iron forest".
With a sound somewhere between Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, they eat metal and shit steel.
All the classic ingredients in this genre can be found within these 6 tracks, I am rather fond of "Fifth computerworld" that is stuck like a leech on my skin.
I wouldn´t be surprised if these guys don´t use picks but instead razorblades when they hit the strings.

White Limo - Magic formula (2015) Sorry lads, MTV´s Alternative Nation went down 1997
The Swedish rock band White Limo might have found their magic formula to success, some of the most popular bands around today are Foo Fighters, Muse and Biffy Clyro and it´s no secret that White Limo are heavily influenced by these modern rock giants.
But I hear something more in their music with traces of classic rock, grunge and Britpop. I described the new single "Daylight" as Stone Temple Pilots hanging out with Joe Walsh and it´s not far from the truth when it comes to the other 4 tracks as well.
Perhaps their singer is more suitable singing indie rock with Franz Ferdinand than these stadium rock songs.

Mutts - Fuel yer delusion Vol.4 (2014) A psychedelic roller coaster ride
We have known from previous bands like Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jan Hammer´s Black sheep album and Crash Kings that you don´t need guitars to play rock.
The Chicago based trio Mutts are in fine company with the line up of Mike Maimone - Vocals/Keyboards, Bob Buckstaff - Bass and Chris Pagnani - Drums.
It ain´t easy to put down in words the sound of their 4th album "Fuel yer delusion Vol.4", we´re dealing with psychedelic pop/rock here.
Imagine Bloodhound Gang meets The Tubes with a touch of Lee Hazlewood and you´ll get Mutts.
Not the most radio friendly band out there but they´re quite unique.

Tim Myers - The Year (2015) Whenever you´re in the mood for some orchestral pop
A concept album about a year from January to December with all 12 songs about each month, and just like the seasons of a year, Tim Myers 2nd solo album is just as varied and unpredictable.
You might not know him by name but you have most certainly sang one or two of his songs, Tim was a member of One Republic between 2004-2007 and co-wrote several songs on their debut album.
His debut solo "Technicolor" was released in 2011 and now deliver his new full length that is full of feel-good pop, Tim is definitely influenced by 70´s pop but performs it with a modern twist.
So let´s singalong because good days start here.

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