Out of New Jersey comes a band that brings back the studded spiked leather jackets, the mohawks, the piercings, and the endless amount of tattoos, and that band in New Jersey’s own Spider Rockets. On January 26th, Spider Rockets unleashed their latest record entitled “Along Came A Spider” via P-Dog Records.
Spider Rockets is composed of Helena Cos on vocals, Johnny Nap on guitars, while Dale Whitaker and Jimmy Mui round out the rhythm section. They create their music for those that just want to rock, those that blare their music while waiting for the next big concert to come through town, and music that is meant for a bunch of sweaty people packed in a club like sardines and just want to leave their cares and troubles behind and want to sweat it out by rocking out to some fist-pumping rock, and Spider Rockets has the anecdote to the ills of the world.
Helena Cos immediately showcases her sass and Pat Benatar type of attitude in the first two songs “Rip Your Heart Out” and “Love It When You’re Wrong”. It seems to showcase a biographical sketch of how she wants the rockstar lifestyle, is out to prove people wrong, and is out with a vengeance to show that women do belong in the world of rock music. The songs talk about how we need to rise above the haters and rise above the heartbreaks that we face in our relationships in our lives.
Speaking of Pat Benatar, there is an homage to her as they cover “Heartbreaker” in this record, in this you see some subtle electronic hooks, with a great rhythm section and a hard driving guitar. I really appreciate the modern twist that Spider Rockets put on the song.
There is fun and fist-pumping anthems in this album that showcases the throwback feel that Spider Rockets are showcasing in this album with “Drama Gore” and “Hey Hey”, Spider Rockets showcases the anthem feel to the tracks and those feelgood vibes for those that just want to rock.
If you’re tired of the frills and the gimmicks, then look no further than “Along Came A Spider” by Spider Rockets. This record is just a fun listen that brings back the mood of just wanting to rock, and Spider Rockets will bring the rock through your stereo with the great guitar work, driving rhythm section, and the sassy strong vocals led by Helena Cos. Madness To Creation gives this an 8 out of 10 stars.
Here is the track listing below:
- Rip Your Heart Out
- Love It When You’re Wrong
- Drama Gore
- Hey Hey
- At Odds
- Heartbreaker(Pat Benatar cover)
- Come To Me
- Losing It
Here is their latest single entitled “Rip Your Heart Out”. Check it out below!
Spider Rockets do have some tour dates coming up, which include providing support for Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, and Tantric in the Midwest, check out the tour dates below!
Saturday, March 10th- Strange Brew Pub in Norwich, Connecticut
Saturday, April 7th- The Cove Music Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts
Thursday, April 19th- Guitars of Joplin in Joplin, Missouri (w/Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, and Tantric)
Friday, April 20th- The Patio Theater in Chicago, Illinois (w/Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, and Tantric)
Saturday, April 21st- Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens, Michigan (w/Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, and Tantric)
Sunday, April 22nd- Watseka Theatre in Watseka, Illinois (w/Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, and Tantric)
Sunday, June 17th- Cancer Can Rock Benefit in Amityville, New York
For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!
Fans can find Spider Rockets at the following locations: