I am now convinced that half the population of Sweden play musical instruments. There have been so many bands coming out of Sweden in the last two years, it certainly seems that way. Sweden’s latest export Glitzy Glow has a sound that mixes class rock and glam metal. The thing that makes Glitzy Glow stand out against their peers are the vocals of lead singer Julia. Julia’s strong voice gives the band a 70’s vibe on some tunes, and yet she can rock out with the best of them.
Milwaukee is probably best known for the beers that are brewed there, not it’s hard rock scene. There is a new hard rock band, The Black Saints, that could change all of that soon. The Black Saints have only been together since 2009, but their music speaks for itself. The Black Saints play the type of hot & sleazy rock n’ roll that the readers of Hard Rock Hideout are going to love.
The band is getting the attention of radio stations all over the United States, including our very own Hard Rock Hideout Radio show. If you tuned in Wednesday Night, you heard the band’s kick ass song “Rock It Away”, and will likely be hearing a lot more from this band in the near future. The Black Saints have recently released a new EP, All Sinners Welcome, and are giving away a free download of their new single, “Dead Man Walking” just for become a fan on Facebook! You can pick up their EP on iTunes, and at CD Baby! One thing is for certain, you will definitely want to check out The Black Saints. This band rocks!
What do Judas Priest, Kiss, Motorhead, AC/DC, & Hanoi Rocks have in common? Yes they are all some of the biggest bands in the world, but besides the obvious they are also all influences for L.A.’s Cockpit and boy did these ladies learn their lessons from the best, taking a piece from each band and putting it all together to make their own brand of in your face rock n’ roll.
Yes I said ladies, this four piece is made up of Linda Lou (vocals & guitar), Terrii Kiing (bass), Alicia Blu (guitar), and Rachel Rine (drums) and they are turning heads in more ways than one. But I can almost bet if you called them a girl band one of them would punch you in the face and keep on walking.
Cockpit came together at the end of 2003 and built their reputation and support from their raucous live shows, that eventually landed the band opening slots for a number of nationally known acts, along with a slot at Rocklahoma 2008 and a spot onstage for all four days of the inaugural Bayou Festival in Houston.
On their debut 5 track e.p. appropriately titled “Mission To Rock” Cockpit is taking no prisoners with such tracks as “Guns For Hire”, “White Flag”, “At A Loose End”. There are no sappy power ballads, no Richard Marx penned tunes but there are plenty of loud smoking guitars, powerhouse drums, and dirty, filthy bass lines not to mention Linda Lou’s arena ready vocals.
You can also check out Cockpit’s video, “Gun For Hire” at this link.