Title: For Crying Out LoudLabel: Frontiers Music Srl
a bat out hell comes Finland’s Shiraz Lane with their no
nonsense Sleaze driven Hard Rock.
Over the past few years Stockholm has been seen as
the new Sunset Strip, well guess what, Helsinki is the about
to take up that mantle if these guys have anything to do
all good bands Shiraz Lane made their mark in the clubs of
Finland with their take no prisoners approach.
Such was the buzz of their two track single in 2014
and the subsequent EP release in 2015, that they have become
a darlings of the underground scene, with support slots
alongside Santa Cruz throughout Finland.
That resulted in a deal with Frontiers Music Srl for
this their debut album.
an old Hair Metal and Sleaze fan who grew up with likes of
Motley Crue, L.A. Guns and the like, it’s great to hear
the Scandinavian quarter once again bringing back this
sleazy driven rock to the masses, including those new young
fans and of course, us older ones who still pine for those
hedonistic days of old.
Lead singer Hannes Kett at times hits notes that make all
the dogs in the neighbourhood go crazy. Think Mark
Slaughter but with that Skid Row catchy rhythm that makes
you want to get up and dance.
Lead singer Hannes Kett at times hits notes that make all the dogs in the neighbourhood go crazy. Think Mark Slaughter but with that Skid Row catchy rhythm that makes you want to get up and dance.
album delivers on so many areas it’s hard to pick out
individual tracks. It’s
like trying to pick your favourite child.
But if I had to then ‘House of Cards’, the single
‘Wake Up’, the groove filled ‘Mental Slavery’ and
the closer ‘M.L.N.W.’ with its L.A. Guns feel would have
to some of the many, many highlights I’d choose.
This is a great album and one that's well worth checking out if you, like me, miss the Sunset Strip vibe and all the great bands we used to party hard to. Having been lucky enough to catch these guys live in action at this years Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, I can assure you, these guys deliver it live and then some. Hopefully a tour and / or more festival appearances will be there for these guys as I know they'd be a crowd favourite.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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