Stonesthrow -‘Judas or rebel’ (Bloomingfield)
The debut album from this Glasgow four–piece opens with the anthemic ‘Tear It Down.’ This track sets the pace and scene for the album that follows.
Now this might seem like an odd comparison to make, but in a way, Stonesthrow remind me of The Drums. Neither act sound remotely like the other, but they have a similar approach. In the case of Stonesthrow they enjoy 70s rock -and whilst their influences are clear to see (or should I say hear), they are having an enormous amount of fun, and have produced an album without any fat on it, so to speak. So no; it’s not an album to innovate, but nor is it a self-indulgent album.
As well as the aforementioned ‘Tear It Down’ , highlights include ‘I’m Ready’ and ‘Slowly Breaking Through.’ Rock music may be having a tough time of it at the moment of late, what with sales for the genre going through the floor. Yet Stonesthrow strike me as a band who will persevere whatever the economic and/or musical climate.
Fair play, fellas.
Judas or rebel is out now on Bloomingfield
You can get a free download of ‘Tear It Down’ by signing up at the band’s website.