Maker: Move Your Feet – EP review

Maker - Move Your FeetMaker – Move Your Feet EP (Kidda Records)
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Released 10 March 2017

Kent rock band MAKER announce the release of their debut five track EP Move Your Feet. The band having debuted in Manchester in January at Rebellion, supporting Slydigs. Nigel Carr reports.

Slightly out of my normal sphere of gritty punk bands, Maker offer up pure blues oriented Rock ‘n’ Roll gold with this release which showcases five new tracks. The band features Alessandro Marinelli (Vocals), Andrew Donaldson (Guitar), Gavin Donaldson (Drums) & John Austin (Bass).

If you’d hoofed The Small Faces, Led Zeppelin and Lenny Kravitz in to a blender, seasoned with a sprinkling of Free and a dusting of Howlin’ Wolf, you would just now be getting a whiff of what this band is all about. Drenched in Blues and Rock history, but sounding as fresh as a plateful of popping candy, Maker hits their stride right from the off.

Title track Move Your Feet bolts from the trap with an explosive central riff while lead singer Marinelli looks and sounds like he’s dropped through a worm-hole from 1968. Rod meets Steve Marriott; it’s uncanny and the similarity intensifies as they sweep through the following tracks. The quality of these songs is outstanding and they even manage to incorporate a bit of honky-tonk piano on closer Get Me through!

Tracks On The EP

MOVE YOUR FEET
DEAD ENDS & AVENUES
HAPPENING
QUICK GETAWAY
GET ME THROUGH

Their new EP makes it’s debut in the 10 March – check out the teaser video below for a little taste!

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Catch Maker live at  100 Club – Soho – London on 2 March 2017 when they headline for British Blues Explosion show. Maker are on Facebook , on Twitter as @makeruk and also have a website www.makerofficial.com.

All words by Nigel Carr. More writing by Nigel on Louder Than War can be found at his Author’s archive. You can find Nigel on Twitter and Facebook and his own Website 

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