SOS: Rock N Roll (Independent/White Noise Glasgow)
SOS are back with a new single that lives up to it’s name. Chris Hearn takes a listen to Rock N Roll.
Glasgow band SOS blast out a big hunk of chug a chuga, rock a rolla in the form of new single Rock n Roll! This is pretty straightforward, good ol’ rock and roll. It feels good, it sounds good, and I like it. It has a rough rawness of a Ramones song, though much more layered. These guys wanted to make a statement: They like Rock and Roll. What better way than to make a great rock and roll song? Not just a great rock and roll song, but a song that is someone anthemic. Straightforward, catchy, simplistic, yet unbridled and unrelenting. Isn’t that what rock and roll is about?
There is plenty of fuzz and feedback. There is all kinds of great, wild guitar work. I like the effects Jonny Skinner’s (how is THAT for a rock and roll name) voice that make this sound like it was recorded in a warehouse on the edge of a gritty industrial town, far away from parents and the prying eyes of the law.
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing SOS’ last EP, A Challenge to the Dark and absolutely loved it. This is a damn fine band, and with this new single they show that they haven’t slowed down, nothing has changed, they are plugging forth and they continue to make killer rock music!
I was pleased that their manager from White Noise Glasgow, Chris Cassidy, sent me over this new single to take a listen to. It had been a while since I listened to these guys, so it was nice to hear new stuff by them. The single is available for download on Soundcloud, plus, they have released a new video. And, with Mr. Cassidy pushing the living heck out of this, hopefully it will end up on a ton of iPods and other listening devices out there and become a huge favourite. It’s on mine already and it’s getting plenty of play.
Words by Chris Hearn. More writing by Chris on Louder Than War can be found here.