Title: The Other Side Of ParadiseLabel: Independent Release
year at Rocksector Records annual S.O.S. festival, one band
made an instant impression on many that day, that band was
Wigan’s Big Foot. The band impressed us even more when we
found out they’d only been formed a few months before
hitting stage at Radcliffe Civic Hall.
was a chance encounter with organiser Mark that the band
were set to conquer the S.O.S. stage. Mark was so
impressed with these guys at a recent show in Manchester,
that he knew these guy would be perfect for S.O.S.
the band have released their debut EP 'The Other Side Of
Paradise'. A heady mix of influences have gone into
the bands sound, the diverse range stretches from The Eagles
to Pantera, and the resulting sound is just pure ROCK.
four track EP I feel is just the start for these guys, as it
opens up with 'Tie Me Down’. Instantly the groove
filled hard rocking comes at you like a express train to
Rock, stopping at all stations Groove, Hooks, Licks and all
by Antony Ellis who packs a real punch on vocals, aided by
the twin guitars of Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh.
Every good rock band needs a solid rhythm section and Big
Foot have a monster pairing in Matt Avery on bass and Tom
Aspinall on drums, and together this quintet just rock with
the a capital R.
groove filled Hard Rock continues with the excellent
‘Bitch Killer’, a real energetic rocker that will have
your foot tapping from the opening bars. This is rock
with a swagger and one of my favourite tracks off the
EP. Old school with a modern twist.
up it's ‘Come Down My Way’, this is where the band slow
it down a bit. This one really gives us a chance to
hear Ellis’s vocals as they open up accompanied by just an
acoustic guitar, before the drums and electric guitars take
things to the next level. This one reminds me very
much of early Thunder.
close with the title track ‘The Other Side Of Paradise’,
a real barnstormer to close things up. This one has
all the elements of the previous three trans rolled into
one, big licks, huge bass lines, powerful drums and the
icing on the cake a powerhouse vocal.
Believe me with songs like these it won't be long before these guys are signed and making big waves in this business, because bands this good don’t come around too often, and these guys deserve a punt at the big time.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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