Tight is the first word that comes to mind when listening to this CD. Of course, that’s not surprising given a line-up like Paul Winstanley, Adam Gilliver, Luke Gale and Matt Orchard. All of them have pedigrees in the Victorian music scene, and now they also have the Great Ocean Road in common as their new stamping ground.
Last year they headed into the House of Rock at Apollo Bay and started work on these recordings. I don’t like massively preened studio recordings, I like live music, and this is the next best thing, straight forward recordings, a minimum of tweaking and an honest sound. A recording like that, as polished and tight as it is, from that spells skill.
The tracks are mostly original, put together by “various combinations” of the group, and show that the skill goes well beyond playing. This material will be a valuable addition to a music collection.
It’s on vinyl, CD and download in the usual places.
If you like some full-on rock, which is not ashamed to pull in blues to show where it came from, then you’ll like this one. They play the Aireys pub and I’ll be heading there to hear them live. Stand out for me is ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’.
Reviewed by John “Dr John” Lamp