The Cold Heart Revue have a lot to live up to. Their first single (You’re A) Picture On A Wall hit iTunes No#1 Blues Singles Chart and they are a big new name as the young blues band of the moment on the European festival circuit. Their touring work at the Isle of Wight Festival, Bluesfest and Brighton Blues Festival has generated a big following that they must be keen to impress. The heaps of expectation would make a lesser band short of breath. Their new album release is Renegade Heart and is now available.
Stream (You’re A) Picture On A Wall on Soundcloud HERE
..and their new release Tattoo Girl HERE
Thankfully The Cold Heart Revue deliver punching blues rock recordings played by a top rank band hitting their stride. The opener I Can’t Get Started is a guitar feast worthy of a Bluesbreaker Clapton and is followed fast by new tracks with a greater lyrical depth. The words are about the poor, and the over-riding philosophy of Renegade Heart is to ‘kick off your shoes and dance on the desk’ a line from standout track Hope and Magazines because it might be better than allowing your spirit to go under. They might well be right.
England has a big history of young promising guitarists and in David Robinson there may be a new star. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Peter Green produced some lively guitar work in early blues bands and Robinson is from this school of players, confident, bluesy and youthful. The playing is solid on the CD. Tattoo Girl is a homage to the late Chuck Berry and deserves special mention to drummer Andy Sturges who plays with staggering energy and sophistication on such a loud thrashy track. The Cold Heart Revue make big noise and Renegade Heart is something to hear...review and submission by Jim Jay
Find out more on the official website: http://thecoldheartrevue.wixsite.com/music