Sunday, 18 September 2011

Unsigned Review: The Black Lights

The Black Lights

James McCulloch - Vocals
Steven Nicol - Guitar/Vocals
Tony Riccio - Bass
Stuart Penketh - Drums
Cameron Arndt - Guitar


Rock and Roll

You'll like this if you like:
Guns 'n' Roses

Current Release:
Rock Awesome (2011)

There are certain genre's of music which make you want to swing a shirt over you head and flail your limbs around like a loon. Bands like KISS and Guns 'n' Roses imposed on their audience a sense of fun and debauchery. This is exactly what Scottish rockers The Black Lights do. Each track on their debut release, 'Rock Awesome', is full of the attitude that made rock and roll all those years ago; feel good, unrestricted exuberance. 

It has to be said that The Black Lights aren't venturing into new territory with their release, rock and roll is a genre which has had its boundaries pushed as far as possible. However, TBL's do not have any intention on pushing rock and roll into a new era. Their music is about rocking out, having fun and trying to get this message and attitude out to as many people as humanly possible. 'Sweet Salvation' is a perfect example of this, putting the listener in a feel good mood. 'Rock Awesome' is a great debut, and is best listened to live. So check these guys out when you can!

Rating: 3.5/5

'Rock Awesome' is available via the bands website (see below).


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