I am loving this new rock movement where it is simply as raw as a slaughterhouse, as bloody as a stuck pig, and where it is about the rock! Bands like Greta Van Fleet and Royal Blood immediately come to mind, now add Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown to the list. The band that opened for AC/DC on the “Rock Or Bust” world tour in 2013 to also sharing the stage with the likes of Aerosmith, ZZTop, Deep Purple, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have released their self-titled record via Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records.
The guitar grooves and the harmonies are raw and chocked full of soul upon immediate listen with the track entitled “Heartland”. This is a banged up way of opening up the record! It pays homage to their hometown of Nashville while showcasing the throwback harmonies and killer rock grooves that made classic rock great in the first place. “Don’t Mind The Blood” immediately has what rock is needed in the first place, and that is intense, yet absolutely showroom sleek grooves in the riffs and singing about the rock-n-roll lifestyle.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown immediately showcases their musicianship, blues, harmony, and soul in tracks such as “Jealous Me”, which has a psychedelic feel from an acid trip in the harmonies with Stevie Ray Vaughan type of guitar talking throughout the song. This is also evident in the blues/country fried steak track “Ramblin’ Bones” where the storytelling in rock is back about life on the road in Memphis, along with the album closer “Into The Black”.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s ultimate objective in their music is not to get some political statement or some conservative or liberal agenda out. Their objective is to rock and to let the music set you free, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown certainly accomplish that feat with their sleek riffs, groovetastic rhythm section, and by simply injecting the rock-n-roll spirit back into the music! Do not sleep on this record! 9 out of 10 effort!
Check out the music video to “Heartland”
Check out the track listing to the self-titled record:
- Don’t Mind The Blood
- Jealous Me
- Ramblin’ Bones
- Weak and Weepin’
- Manipulate Me
- Easy Target
- Magnetic Field
- Into The Black
Here are the tour dates:
Wednesday, November 8th- 3rd And Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee
Saturday, November 18th- Helldorado in Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sunday, November 19th- Headcrash in Hamburg, Germany
Monday, November 20th- Musik & Freiden in Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, November 22nd- Klub 007 in Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, November 24th- Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland
Sunday, November 26th- X-TRA in Zurich, Switzerland
Monday, November 27th- Saarbrucken Garage in Saarbrucken, Germany
Tuesday, November 28th- Tivoli de Heling in Utrecht, Netherlands
Wednesday, November 29th- La Maroquinerie in Paris, France
Friday, December 1st- De Zwerver in Middelkerke, Belgium
Saturday, December 2nd- Castle & Falkon in Birmingham, England
Sunday, December 3rd- Planet Rockstock in Porthcawl, England
Monday, December 4th- Ruby Lounge in Manchester, England
Tuesday, December 5th- Dingwalls in London, England
Thursday, March 8th, 2018- Ground Zero Showroom in Traverse City, Michigan
Friday, March 9th- Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana
Saturday, March 10th- Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan
Thursday, March 22nd- City Hall Live in Brandon, Mississippi
Friday, March 23rd- Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia
Saturday, March 24th- Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia
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