The so-called Us Supergroup who mix blues, rock, soul and all sorts of ingredients into the Gumbo, serving up a spicy dish with wide appeal.
“World Blues,” opens things, with a great groove, built on some fiery slide guitar from Mike Zito. Retro Southern rock blues, with the vocals shared among Mike, Cyril and Devon.
“Rock and Roll,” is Stones and Springsteen territory, before the slinky funk of “Groove On,” which is very percussive, putting me in mind of the Atlanta Rhythm Section’s “Spooky,” and underlines this band’s knack of nailing a groove from the off. Digging deep and staying with it. It’s a very strong song and vocal, with an infectious hook and great guitar break. A lovely weaving of guitars from Mike and Devon.
This band is ALL about chemistry. It is not five guys trying to be boss. This album is the sound of a band, and not a bunch of top solo artists trying to out shine each other. It also has nowt to do with that silly phrase Supergroup. Other than they are super and they are a group!
It’s two years since 2012’s self-titled debut album. We have also been given a live album recorded in Germany. They sound like they have been together for years but in fact, only formed in 2011