Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: Maker “Run and Hide” [EP]

From the UK, rock and roll purists Maker have released a three song EP entitled “Run and Hide”. Just a few notes in and you’ll feel transported back to the beginnings of classic rock. “Run and Hide” provides a taste of a band that stands to inherit the rock baton from The Black Crowes. Lead singer Alessandro Marinelli has the quintessential rock voice – scruffy and bold, but with a sense of soul - he can rip through a sizzling rocker such as the title track and then dip into his sensitive side for rootsy ballads like “Tell Me I’m Wrong”. On this track you’ll really hear the Black Crowes sound coming to the fore. “Pour Your Heaven” is a terrific blues jam you can’t help but nod your head along to – each member of the band is at the top of their game on this track.

Maker has the right groove and a sharp sound rare on the airwaves these days; if they can keep the melodies catchy their full-length release could transport them from the bar to the arena. Check out Maker if you like Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, and Faces.

Thanks to Lee over at Real Gone for tipping me off to this band.

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