KANE’D – Rise CD Review29th February 2016
Currently supporting their most recent release ‘Rise’, this band is sure to make a big splash at HRH United playing the AOR stage on the 11th March & this album shows why.
10 tracks of pure rock n roll joy. Clocking in at a little over 36 minutes has the listener wanting more
Featuring the current power ballad single ‘Covered In Roses‘
This 7 piece melodic rock band based in Wales and fronted by sisters, Stephanie, Stacey and Chez. Behind the girls you’ll find an all male back line … Harry (Lead Guitar), Joshua (Rhythm Guitar), George (Drums) and Alex (Bass) which is a juxtaposition that works with great effect.
Kicking off proceedings is the hard rocking track ‘Hero’ which has a military feeling intro before punching you full in the face with some serious riffage & vocal that assaults the ear like a Sherman tank & an incredibly infectious chorus.
This record has some gorgeous tender moments. The title track ‘Rise’ is a prime example of this. Which sounds like it’s written from personal experience with the line “trusting you & your lies”.
An awesome closer which is sure to be a crowd pleaser due to it’s empowering lyrics.
Firm favourite on the album is ‘Love Her Madly’ which rocks like a mother. Double kick drums, pinched harmonics & vocal harmonisation that surprised the shit out of me. It had the hairs on the back of my neck on end & I found myself singing it in the kitchen whilst cooking!
The vocals of Stephanie, Stacey & Chez wrap the listener up in a cozy blanket that is both familiar & safe.
The guitar work of Harry is superb. No over playing, understated & suits the tracks. There are moments like on ‘Watch Me‘ where you can tell that he wants to let loose & widdle but I’m sure that’s left to the live show.
Joshua keeps the rhythm chugging along with the bass rumbling like a hungry stomach whilst drummer George keeps time & plays some amazing technical yet understated fills.
The album is like an acquaintance, familiar yet still has some shocks up their sleeve.
I will certainly be checking this band out live at Hard Rock Hell & if you’re there then you should too.
For fans of, Romeos Daughter, Magnum, Allanah Myles, Vixen
The album ‘Rise‘ is out now & available from the bands website
2. La Di Da
3. Covered In Roses
4. Guilty Of Nothing
6. Love Her Madly
7. Watch Me