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40 Watt Sun announce new album plans

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

40 Watt Sun have confirmed that writing for their next album – which will be the follow-up to their 2011 release The Inside Room – is now complete and that they have begun recording this month. Recording will take place in Wales throughout the spring and summer, and will be once again self-produced by the band. 40 Watt Sun have played a handful of intimate shows over the past six months, showcasing tracks that will appear on the new album, as well as playing older favourites. Vocalist and guitarist, Patrick Walker, commented:

The tracks for this album have been written over the course of the past twelve months. Though a natural progression from the last record, this time the music is more texturally varied and I’ve tried to allow an even greater spontaneity to the songwriting.

40 Watt Sun will also be playing the following events in April:

10th April – Roadburn Festival, Het Patronaat – Tilburg, NL
11th April – Doom Over Leipzig – Leipzig, DE
12th April – Decadence Club – Ghent, BE

40 Watt Sun online:

http://40wattsun.com/
http://facebook.com/40wattsun
http://soundcloud.com/40wattsun
http://twitter.com/40WattSun

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Blood Of The Sun – Burning On The Wings Of Desire

Posted in CD, Rock with tags , , , , , , , on 17th January 2013 by Pieni

Blood Of The Sun
“Burning On The Wings Of Desire”
Released: 11th November 2012
classic hard rock / groove
Released via Listenable Records

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Saying Blood Of The Sun is a 70’s-hard-rock-inspired band is quite an understatement – Blood Of The Sun is a time machine set to take you to that decade. The only hint of the current millennium is probably the cleaner, sharper sound of the instruments, product of the latest technology.

All eight tracks are filled with loose guitars, groovy beats and colourful keyboards – the organ kind of keyboards, no synths or even piano. Like I said, ‘70s.

The first track, “Let It Roll”, makes justice to its title, mixing the aforementioned elements in a happy rocking tune. It also contains one of the best guitar-vs.-keys solo in the album – even if it lasts 1/3 of the song.

Up next comes the title-track, its pace a notch slower. Until minute 1:45, give or take a second, the melody is based on the same riffs, sounding too repetitive and almost annoying. But then, as if an “end of the first act”, the music changes into a clear memorial to Jon Lord and his work with Deep Purple. The song remains instrumental from there until the end, and unlike its first part, it provides a wide diversity of chords and hooks.

“Can’t Stop My Heart”, “The Snitch” and “Rock Your Station” resume the straightforward ‘70s hard rock of “Let It Roll”. As for “Good Feeling”, “Good And Evil” and especially “Brings Me Down”, the feeling of Southern blues has a strong hold.

This album manages to combine simple and complex passages, making it pleasant to both demanding and “light” listeners – as long as they’re into this retro essence.

4 / 5

Renata “Pieni” Lino