Swiss rockers Sideburn are back with their follow-up effort to 2008’s Cherry Red. Jail picks up where Cherry Red left off dishing out 12 more tunes of AC/DC inspired rock.
It seems like more bands have been tapping into the Bon Scott era of AC/DC, and Sideburn does it quite well. Roland Pierrehumbert has that Aussie snarl down to a science. There are even times when I think his voice has a similar to sound to RATT front man Stephen Pearcy. I am a sucker for that bluesy, three chord rock sound, and Sideburn uses that style to crank out a bunch of fun tunes on Jail.
Jail starts off with a fun party rocker “Live to Rock”. This cranker is tailor-made for rock radio. “Devil and Angel” is a short little number clocking in under three minutes. It may be short, but it flat-out rocks. The AC/DC meets ZZ Top inspired number “Long Beard and Boogie” is also one of my favorites. “Good Boy” with its anthemic lyrics, “Shout it Forever” sounds like a lost Judas Priest tune, and is another album highlight. Some of my other favorites include the songs “Rock’n’Roller” and “Lazy Daisy”. Both of these songs are upbeat rockers, and are a blast to listen to.
I initially found Jail to be more of a grower type of album. I wasn’t super impressed with it at first, but it is album that I have been giving a lot of plays too as of late.
It seems that hard times have fallen on Sideburn, as Fred Gudit, Boris, and Michel Demierre have all left the band. I hope this doesn’t spell the end for Sideburn, as the band has crafted some good tunes on Jail and Cherry Red, and I am definitely looking forward to the band continuing, and recording some new tunes.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Live to Rock
02. Devil and Angel
03. One Night Stand
05. Lazy Daisy
07. Chase the Rainbow
08. The Red Knight
09. Long Beard and Boogie
10. Good Boy
11. Kiss of Death
12. Creedence Vibe
Roland Pierrehumbert – Lead Vocals
Fred Gudit – Rythm Guitar
Boris – Lead Guitar
Michel Demierre – Bass
Lionel Blanc – Drums
Sideburn have revealed the album artwork and the track list for their upcoming album ‘Jail’. The band’s seventh studio album is due out on the 25th of February 2011 through Metal Heaven (Europe & Japan) and Irascible Distribution (Switzerland).
1. Live to rock
2. Devil and angel
3. One night stand
5. Lazy Daisy
7. Chase the rainbow
8. The red knight
9. Long beard and boogie
10. Good boy
11. Kiss of death
12. Creedence vibe
The first full song preview will start on the 21st of December 2010 on Jango’s internet radio exclusively ! http://www.jango.com/music/SIDEBURN?l=0
Metal Heaven is pleased to announce the signing of Swiss Hard Rock outfit Sideburn to their label for Europe & Japan release (except Switzerland).
The band comments: “We have been in contact with Georg at AOR Heaven since the release of Cherry Red, who has done a great work promoting it and our previous releases. And as we are pretty loyal, it’s a quite a logical move for us to collaborate with such a passionate company.”
Sideburn are: Roland Pierrehumbert – Vocals, Fred Gudit – Rythm Guitars, Boris – Lead Guitar, Michel Demierre – Bass, Lionel Blanc – Drums.
The new album will be released in February 2011 and will be co-produced, mixed and mastered by the legendary producer Beau Hill.Check out the video clip of “Cherry Red” below!
Swiss rockers announce that the upcoming Sideburn album will be co-produced, mixed and mastered by the Multi-Platinum producer Beau Hill.
“We are pretty honoured and excited to collaborate with him. It took us a little bit of time to decide to change our recording team, especially after an album such as “Cherry Red”, but we also thought that it was time to move forward, to get some new input and Beau seemed to be the perfect choice”.
Beau Hill has sold over 50 millions album throughout his carreer, has mixed & produced some legendary artist such as Ratt (Out of the Cellar, Invasion of your Privacy, Dancing under cover, Reach for the sky), Warrant (Dirty, rotten, filthy, stinkin rich & Cherry Pie), Winger (Winger & In the Heart of the young), Alice Cooper, Europe, Twisted Sister, Gary Moore, Steve Stevens & much more…
Swiss hard rock band Sideburn has a brand new website at this link. The new site has an audio player with songs off of the band’s hot new album, “Cherry Red”. Check it out!
The following 90’s hard rock bands, Disturbed, Steelheart, Papa Roach, Sideburn, Buckcherry and Edguy have released new videos in 2008. Vote for your favorite and send them to the HRH Bowl next Saturday!!!
Disturbed – Indestructible
Buckcherry – Too Drunk
Papa Roach – Hollywood Whore
Edguy – Ministry of Saints
Steelheart – LOL
Sideburn – Gimme The Way
Switzerland’s Sideburn has been dishing out hard rock music since the 90’s. Shame on me, for not checking them out before now. Their new CD, “Cherry Red” is a rocking affair that will likely appeal to fans of AC/DC, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo and Rhino Bucket.
Opening track “Gimme The Way” is an upbeat rocker that immediately gets “Cherry Red” firing on all cylinders. (Check it out in the video below!)
“Six Feet Under” is a catchy tune that will likely have you wanting to crack open one of your favorite adult beverages. Pierrehumbert growls in this song are reminiscent of those by Udo Dirkschneider from Accept.
If the rock and roll gods were kind, “Cherry Red” would be an instant hit for Sideburn. This song flat out rocks!
“Ghost of 1980” is the coolest ode to Bon Scott since Million Dollar Reload’s “The Last Icon”.
Roland Pierrehumbert has a course voice that reminds me a lot of RATT front man Stephen Pearcy. His voice works well Sideburn’s style of pub rock.
Sideburn has released a real winner of a disc, with “Cherry Red”. This disc is full of unpretentious, no frills hard rock. Just the way I like it!
If you are a fan of any of the bands I mentioned above, you need to hear this disc. You can purchase the Mp3 downloads of Cherry Red here, or the CD, through CDBaby.com. You can preview songs off of Cherry Red at ReverbNation!
- Gimme The Way
- Hurricane Race
- Six Feet Under
- Cherry Red
- Rock’n’roll queen
- Down and Dirty
- Bring The Hammer Down
- Ghost of 1980 (to Bon Scott)
- Lipstick Lady
- Wild Boy
- Stand Your Ground
Roland Pierrehumbert – Vocals
Fred Gudit – Rhythm Guitar
Michel Demierre – Bass
Boris – Lead Guitar
Lionel Blanc – Drums