Title: 4 ShotsLabel: Roulette Records
Shots' is the debut EP from Ramsgate's Collateral. Who
I hear you say? Collateral formally known as The
Angelo Tristan Band, since moving to Thanet in 2014,
Angelo re-branded bringing in Todd Winger (guitar), Jack
Bentley Smith (bass) and Ben Atkinson (drum) and renaming
the band Collateral.
been doing writing for some 20 years now and very rarely
does an EP blow my away, but '4 Shots' is just one of those
and recorded at Ten 21 by Sean Kenny and mastered by Grammy
award nominee, Robin Shmitz, of 24-96 Mastering in Germany,
these four tracks are worthy of any big name stadium rock
up with 'Going With The Windí an instant classic, in
Tristan they have a great vocalist who voices a raw
soulfulness and the guitar work from himself and Winger is
just superb. Add to the mix Atkinsonís drums and
Smithís bass and this opening is just pure Hard Rock
ear-candy, and it just gets better from here.
second track 'Midnight Queen' is the current single and
brings in a little Bluesy edge to the EP. Again
Tristan vocals drive this mid-tempo rocker. If this
got the radio airplay it deserves then this band would be
the talk of rock world.
third track 'Angels Crying' is a stunning ballad that will
warm the coldest of hearts. A stunning mix of bluesy
and acoustic guitars that are simply stunning.
final track 'Just Waiting For You' starts off with a soaring
guitar and mellow rhythm section and just builds on this
into one hell of rock song, that mixes all the flavours of
the previous three tracks into one big melting pot of pure
rock n' roll.
this is just a taster of what Collateral can do I can't wait
for a full album. If you're looking for the future of
rock n' roll in this country in 2019, then look no further
Look out for this band in 2019 as they're gonna be huge!
Review by: Barry McMinn
With The Wind
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