WildSpiritz IMS MUSIC REVIEW - ‘PEACH’ - GORILLA RIOT - OFF YER ROCKA RECORDINGS
Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester
DIRTY ROCK AND BLUES
OFF YER ROCKA RECORDINGS
Gorilla Riot are a brilliant band on record and out of this world live. ‘Peach’ is their first full-length offering and what a record it is. The guys have put the time and the miles in, and it shows. They are a very tight band of consummate musicians. Opening track ‘Riders I’ is an instrumental and a real window into just how talented these artists are. ‘Riders II’ is a laid-back little number and in actual fact, none of the tracks are in your face. ‘Mind Your Head’ is excellent and throughout the entire album, the country style, bluesy, soulful, gravelly vocal speaks for itself and is outstanding.
There are hooks and melodies galore with ‘Half Cut’ ‘Young Guns’ and ‘Prayer For Suckers’ being some of the picks. Having listened several times, it’s a melting pot of Skynyrd, Blackfoot and Blackberry Smoke, all coming together to make a special record. ‘Beat Your Bite’ and ‘Chugging’ ease us out the way we came in. Relaxed, easy and effortlessly cool. Very much looking forward to catching the guys on the circuit. ‘Peach’ is well written, well-produced and well well worth having in your collection. Something Gorilla Riot should be very proud of.