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Idlewar Announce Impulse Debut Album

Immense Idlewar Announce Impulse Debut Album

Californian’s bring the rock with debut album release this September

Appearing live at Planet Rockstock 2016

“They shoot riffs like crazed, bazooka-wielding freedom fighters, rocking their hard rock groove like a tractor teetering atop a cliff. IMMENSE.” – Classic Rock Magazine

Following the well received debut EP ‘Dig In’, IDLEWAR IS BACK, with the release of their greatly anticipated first full length album, ‘Impulse’, in association with Pledge Music and PHD.

The Pledge campaign is now underway, and fans will get the chance to hear and receive new material before the album is released, starting with lead single ‘Criminal’.

. ‘Criminal’ : https://soundcloud.com/idlewar/03-criminal

. Pledge Music ‘Impulse’ : http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/idlewar

With the core tracking for the album’s ten songs recorded in just two days, Idlewar throws down a debut album which has an abundance of raw power. This new release shows the growth of the Orange County, Californian three piece, as ‘Impulse’ offers a widened scope to listeners, whilst remaining firmly planted in heavy / hard rock sonics.

 “The writing process has become easier between the three of us. Initially, because it was all so new, there was a ‘feeling out’ period, but once we became more comfortable, the creative process opened things up so much”, says drummer Pete Pagonis, who also produced ‘Impulse’. The album was given its final audio punch, with mastering by Brian Lucey (Ghost ‘Meliora’, Black Keys ‘El Camino’, Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’, plus albums by David, ‘Twin Peaks’ ‘Dune’, Lynch) in Los Angeles.

 From the one, two, three, groove drenched punches of ‘Stone In My Heel’, ‘Soul’ and ‘Criminal’, Idlewar showcase riffs, hooks and melodies with ease. By the time you reach track four, ‘All That I’ve Got’, vocalist / bassist James Blake delivers a stunning, emotionally charged vocal performance. Throughout ‘Impulse’, Blakes’ vocals captures the essence of Idlewar, but never over-riding the well oiled, organic, solid instrumentation that he, Pagonis and guitarist Rick Graham professionally deliver, from start to finish. Never letting up but allowing enough variety to engage listeners, ‘Impulse’ is THE sound of Idlewar, and by the time ‘Glory’ knocks you to the floor and closing track, the speed junkie ‘On Our Knees’, hits you between the eyes, you’ll be ready to press the repeat button.

‘Impulse’ is officially released 30th September 2016 via PHD.

 

Idlewar
Idlewar

Idlewar is:
James Blake – Vocals & bass guitar
Rick Graham – Guitar
Peter Pagonis – Drums

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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