My weekend couldn’t have got off to a better start when through my letterbox popped the new album from The Retrobaits ‘All systems go’. The Retrobaits are a 3 piece band consisting off David on lead vocals and guitar, Stuart on double bass and backing vocals and Darren on drums and backing vocals. They play great vintage Rock’n’ Roll (plain and simple).
The album kicks off with the title track ‘All Systems Go’ which is a great introduction into their music with its classic rockabilly feel and catchy harmonies all topped off with some great backing vocals.
The 2nd track on the album titled “hey mr. bottle” starts with a great guitar intro which carries on through the track and keeps the quality high.
‘Cryin’ At My Front Door’ is another instantly catchy tune that will have you toe-tapping along. Whereas ‘I Just Know’ is a slower number with great playing from each band member.
‘Hey Hey, Haley’ is a fast Rock ’n’ Roller that will make you want to dance and sing along from the first listen.
To be fair and give the band the credit they richly deserve there is not a weak track on this album, The band coming together and create a great vintage sounding rock’n’roll mix that’s not always easy to achieve and it brings back memories of the great original 50’s artists they also add their own special magic to the mix which brings this album bang up to date.
In summary, it’s a great Second album by The Retrobaits and another impressive release from The Western Star Recording Company.
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Author: Gareth ‘Hotshot’ Hooper