Memphis rockers Saliva are back with their 7th album, Under Your Skin. For the band’s latest effort, Island Records brought in the two time Grammy nominated producer Howard Benson (Bang Tango, Motörhead, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm). With Benson at the helm, I believe Saliva has turned in one of their most interesting, and quite possibly one of their best releases yet.
Those of you who like the old rap/rock sounds of Saliva, will be quite happy with the songs “Badass” and “Burn It Up”. Both songs preserve the class sound of Saliva.
If I would have heard the songs “Better Days” or “Nothing” on the radio before hearing this album, I would not have recognized these to be Saliva songs. Both tunes are modern rock numbers that Saliva should have some moderate success with. Josey Scott’s voice continues to surprise me. When he sings, instead of raps, his voice truly shines.
“Hate Me” is a pretty catchy tune that has a partial writing credit from Zac Maloy from the Nixons.
“Never Should’ve Let You Go” and “Prove Me Wrong” practically sound like left over Shinedown songs. I say this in a very positive sense, as I like Shinedown a lot. “Never Should’ve Let You Go” is a another modern rock number that by all means, ought to be a major hit for Saliva. “Prove Me Wrong” is a semi-heavier tune that will likely find its way to radio as well.
My favorite track off of Under Your Skin is the tune “Toxic Suicide”. This song is very infectious, and I can’t get it out of my head.
“Spotlight” closes out Under Your Skin on a high note with another catchy rocker.
Overall, I have been enjoying Under Your Skin quite a bit. It seems to get better with every spin. I recommend checking it out!
You can listen to the stream of Under Your Skin at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
2. Better Days
4. Hate Me
5. Never Should’ve Let You Go
6. Prove Me Wrong
7. Burn It Up
8. Toxic Suicide
9. Turn The Lights On
Josey Scott – Vocals
Wayne Swinny – Guitar
Dave Novotny – Bass
Paul Crosby – Drums
Modern Superstar is set to release their first single, ‘Devil’s Playground’. The single is the first served up from the debut release ‘Under My Skin’ due out May 3rd on Jamsync Music. ‘Devil’s Playground’ was also chosen as the theme song in the upcoming reality show ‘Tattoo Tony’s Under My Skin’.
With the new single heading to radio, the band will launch a national tour beginning April 7th in Michigan. The cross-country trek will first make stops in Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland before heading out west. Modern Superstar has also been confirmed to play the main stage at the M3 Festival on May 13th and 14th in Columbia, MD as well as Rocklahoma May 27th-29th in Pryor, OK and the Victory Carnival for the military at Fort Riley, KS June 10th.
Modern Superstar will tap into new markets for the first time during the tour later this summer. World famous tattoo artist and television personality Tattoo Tony will be making special appearances on select dates. The April dates previously reported are as follows:
Fri Apr 8 – Planet Live, Battle Creek, MI
Sat Apr 9 – Baltimore Tattoo Convention, Baltimore, MD
Wed Apr 13 – Scooters Bar New, Castle, IN
Thu Apr 14 -The Berlin Music Pub, Fort Wayne, IN
Fri Apr 15 – The Carriage House, Louisville, OH
Sat Apr 16 – The Fishbone #1, Vienna, WV
Wed Apr 20 – Olde Towne Tavern, Frederick, MD
Thur Apr 21 – FM Bistro, Beaver Falls, PA (Early Show 8:00pm)
Thur Apr 21 – Bella Luna, Monroeville, PA (Late Show 11:00pm) w/ Tattoo Tony
Fri Apr 22 – JAXX, Springfield, VA w/ Tattoo Tony
Sat Apr 23 – 36th Street Lounge, Wyoming, MI
Wed Apr 27 Smokin’ Joes, Milwaukee, WI
Thu Apr 28 – Gentleman Jacks Little Chute, WI
Fri Apr 29 – Silver Dollar Saloon Elizabeth, MN
Sat Apr 30 – Route 15 Greenville, WI
Fri May 13 – M3 Festival Columbia, MD w/ Tattoo Tony
Sat May 14 – M3 Festival, Columbia, MD w/ Tattoo Tony (Main Stage)
Fri May 27 – Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK w/ Gypsy Pistoleros and Tattoo Tony
Sat May 28 – Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK w/ Gypsy Pistoleros and Tattoo Tony Sun
May 29 – Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK w/ Gypsy Pistoleros and Tattoo Tony
I am not sure how I missed this video when it first came out. Holy Grail’s “My Last Attack” video was release last November. This song is absolutely smokin’!
“My Last Attack” is from Holy Grail’s debut album, Crisis in Utopia. Check it out!!