Artist- These Wicked Rivers
Genre- Rock/Blues Rock
Release Date- 28th April
Wicked Rivers Are:-
John Hartwell – Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Arran Day – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Jon Hallam – Bass
Dan Southall – Drums
Derby’s very own ‘These Wicked Rivers’ release their second E.P entitled 11 the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut release ‘The Enemy’ released in July 2015.
‘II’ although an E.p has seven tracks so almost runs like an extended E.p each track is blues infused modern rock in its purest, finest form with some great licks and riffs backed by great vocals by ‘John Hartwell’ that are soulfully delivered with no finer example than the GnR’esque ‘When The War Was Won’ with a blues infused guitar soundtrack and a hint of the eighties this is a War Winning track for sure.
TWR’s influences lie with the likes of ‘Black Stone Cherry’ and ‘Clutch’ these influences come shining through on tracks ‘Testify’ with its deep down south almost dirty sleazy feel to ‘Stones Painted Gold’ with a great bass line and wicked riff footstomping horn raising pure ballsy rock that is crying out to be jacked up to the max.
Perhaps the surprise track is the thought provoking ballad’esque ‘Dont Pray For Me’ with the sound of the church organ ringing through to the accompanying soulful vocals and blues driven guitars with all the attributes of an eighties power ballad, this is the standout track on what is and overall excellent E.p.
Rock and Roll is well and truly alive as this offering from ‘These Wicked Rivers’ will testify infact its not only alive and kicking its right on your doorstep.