“Face of Light” sees a softer side of RIVAL SONS as they go through the beautiful scenery of the Peak District in the English countryside. The video was filmed with director DAN RUTTLEY during the band’s recent sold-out UK tour with BLACK STONE CHERRY.
Rival Sons arrive in the UK amidst a growing sense of anticipation among rock fans, having being hailed as ones to watch since emerging on the scene in 2009. After releasing an eponymous EP earlier this year, the Californian blues-rockers recently followed with their full major-label debut ‘Pressure and Time‘, a record seemingly so rooted in the seventies it even featured a cover by legendary artist Storm Thorgerson.
Written, recorded and mixed in just twenty days, it served to remind many lovers of classic rock why their favourite bands became, well, their favourite bands. Given such a short timescale to make the album, much of the raw live feel has been retained, making it a record that begs to be heard played live. Currently touring the UK as support for metal stalwarts Judas Priest and Queensryche, the band arrived in Leeds for one of only two headlining dates.
Summer’s here and up and down the UK and beyond bands are hauling themselves through rain, mud, occasional sunshine and irritating TV presenters as another festival season gets in full swing. So with 2011 already careering towards July, it seems like a good time to sit back, take stock of the first six months of the year, and sort through the best of what has been hogging the speakers at Live4ever so far. Is rock n roll music currently in a state of stagnation? Hmm, let’s just say, judge for yourself…
Is your favourite album so far not included? Why not leave us a comment below to recommend your own stand-outs from the first part of 2011.
What would happen if you took a generous portion of Led Zeppelin, mixed it with some AC/DC, threw in a little Free and Bad Company, and seasoned with a touch of Black Crowes? The resulting gumbo would probably sound something like Rival Sons.
Having being touted as ones to watch since self-releasing an album in 2009 and an eponymous EP earlier this year, the Californian band make their full label debut on Earache records with ‘Pressure & Time‘. Normally the preserve of thrash, grindcore and death metal bands, Earache does not initially seem like the obvious home for these unabashed blues rockers. However, the band have claimed that such incongruity is to their benefit, as it allows them so stand out from the label’s usual roster of relentless sonic assault.
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