Thanks to Ave Noctum for their cool GIN LADY album review:
Gin Lady – Call The Nation (Kozmik Artifactz)
Self described “rock n’ roll gypsies” from Sweden, this quartet may actually be gents going down the retro route rather than ladies but as to the gin side of things no doubt a few glasses were raised during the composition of this their third album.
‘Call The Nation’ starts with a reassuring hum, reminiscent of an old valve amplifier left on in the background then into the music…
The first track (I Can’t Change) grabs you straight away, throwing you back into an era when instruments were played distinctly and lyrics were intelligible.
With obvious influences ranging from 1960’s R&B – The Faces, The Zombies and the Easybeats to mid-American rock – ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynryrd and George Thorogood into nostalgia bands – The Black Crowes, The Darkness and (sad but true) Fozzy this is a collection of the brand new but amazingly familiar songs.
Heavy Burden ends the first half (side #1 on vinyl ) with a flourish of guitar guided sorrowful wail.
The songs may be formulaic in content – love, sex, booze and heartbreak – but that in no way diminishes the musical skill of this band.
Into the second half (side #2) with Ain’t No Use – a song of acceptance which when listened to LOUDLY could easily become an anthem.
At just over 35 minutes in duration thus is a great soundtrack for getting you up and moving out for a night of beers and mayhem.
This is an album and a half of full fat rock!
This is a 5 strong bunch of Swedish Rockers who sound like they fell through a time warp from an era before genre ruled the music industry.
This is Gin Lady!
(8.5 /10 Magick) (http://www.avenoctum.com/2016/05/gin-lady-call-the-nation-kozmik-artifactz/)
The album is available here.