TRACER ‘Spaces In Between’ cd

I have to say, i had to pick up the cd cover to make sure I had the right cd in the player, as the press release says “Tracer” fall into the “grunge” category, I totally disagree, they are more classic rock, certainly more like Velvet Revolver, than Nirvana.
A three piece hailing from Australia, Tracer have been around since 2004, having released two indie recordings before finally getting this debut out on Cool Green Recordings.
The first song “Too much” is a great rock track, in the classic sense, full of chunky guitars and a nice rhythm section too, this is now out on Youtube as a single, and there is a link to a free download of the song below.
“Push” is up next, and this heads in a more “Queens of the stone/Stone temple pirates” direction, but its still a great rock song.
By the time the 3nd song has finished “Walk alone” its beginning to become harder to label this band, as “Walk alone” is defo heading into stoner rock territory, a quirky guitar riff, overlaid with a stagnating rhythm guitar.
“louder than this” is like sitting in a blues country bar, watching an old timer pluck away at his battered guitar, or is it ? There is very much a blues flavor going on here, the vocals of Michael Brown stand out here, really stand out, you get the feelings he’s just showing you that he can sing like this all the time, if he wanted to. A stunning track.
Classic rock comes to the fore again on the next track ”Devils Ride”, yet the guitar part has a grunge feel to it, so were finally getting somewhere lol.
“The bitch” has a nice slab of stoner rock going on, before we head into ‘Voice in the rain’, a sort of early Bad Company love song, sort off, its getting hard to pigeon hole this band, and that is what is going to set them apart in today’s crowded market.
With 12 songs on this cd, that cover most of the rock/metal/stoner/classic genres, its hard to fault any song, what is going to be hard for the band, will their ability to please everybody, all the time, as we know that can’t happen.
The future fans of “Tracer” will be fans of the band, and not the genre off music that they play, as its very varied, even the press release didn’t know which direction to go.
So open your mind and ears, as this band bridge a lot of rock genres to bring you an album of outstanding musicianship, songwriting, tempered with a contemporary edge.
A very rewarding 8/10.

‘Too Much’, described as an exploding fireball of kinetic stoner rock energy, is also available as a FREE MP3 download from Soundcloud HERE
TRACER
on tour with ROYAL REPUBLIC

Tracer are excited to announce their third European Tour, as the main support for action-rock, Swedish band, Royal Republic.

The band will play a series of warm-up shows before joining Royal Republic for the second half of their “We Are The Royal” Tour, taking on 24 dates through France, UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden.

With venue capacities up to and above 500, the tour is a huge step-up for Tracer in Europe. To tour with such a cool band as Royal Republic, this will be a massive rock ’n roll party every night for the bands and fans alike.

The tour will also coincide with the European release of Tracer’s debut LP “Spaces In Between” on October 3 2011 on Dutch label, Cool Green Recordings. The album has been an absolute mission to make, but the end result is something that truly captures the excitement and balls-to-the-wall sound of Tracer. It will be great to give something back to all of you, our fans.

UK TOUR DATES 2011.

Monday 24th October 2011
CORPORATION, SHEFFIELD
Tickets: £10.00 / Box Office: 0871 472 0400 / Doors: 7pm
Venue Box Office: 0114 276 0262
Book Online: HERE
Venue Address: Trafalgar Court, 2 Milton St, Sheffield S1 4JU

Tuesday 25th October 2011
THE WELL, LEEDS
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0113 244 0474 / Doors: 7pm
Book Online: HERE
Venue Page: HERE
Venue Email: info@thewellleeds.com
Venue Address: Chorley Lane. Leeds LS3 1AB
Venue Website: HERE

Wednesday 26th October 2011
KING TUT’S, GLASGOW
Tickets: £6.00 / 0141 221 5279/ Doors: 8:30pm
Book Online: HERE
General Enquiries: 0141 221 5279
Venue Email: info@kingtuts.co.uk
272 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RL
Venue Website: HERE

Thursday 27th October 2011
O2 ACADEMY 2 NEWCASTLE
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000 / Doors: 7pm
Book Online: Ticketweb or seetickets
Venue Email: mail@o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle, United Kingdom, NE1 1SW
Venue Website:HERE

Friday 28th October 2011
ROADHOUSE, MANCHESTER
Tickets: £6.50 / Box Office: 0844 888 4420 / Doors: 6pm
General Enquiries: 0161 237 9789
Book Online: Ticketmaster or Seetickets
8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AN
Venue Website: HERE

Saturday 29th October 2011
NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0845 413 4444 / Doors: 7pm
General Enquiries: 0115 950 6547
Book Online: Rockcity
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
Venue Website: HERE

Monday 31st October 2011
THE COOLER, BRISTOL
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0117 9 450 999 / Doors: 7:30
Book Online: Gigantic or Seetickets
General Enquiries: 0117 9450 999
Venue Email: ian@clubcooler.com
48 Parker Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
Venue Website: HERE

Tuesday 1st November 2011
WOLVERHAMPTON, SLADE ROOMS
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0870 320 7000 / Doors: 7pm
Book Online:HERE
General Enquiries: 01902 552122
Booking Office Email: boxoffice@wolvescivic.co.uk
Broad Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HP
Venue Website: HERE

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
THE JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON
Tickets in advance: £6.00 / Tickets at door: £8pm
Box Office: 02380 225 612 / Doors: 7:30
Book Online: Joiners or Seetickets
Venue Email: info@joinerslive.co.uk
141 St Mary’s Street, Southampton, SO14 1NS
Venue Website:HERE

Thursday 3rd November 2011
THE UNDERWORLD, LONDON
Tickets: £6:00 / Box Office: 0207 482 1932 / Doors: 7:30
Book Online: HERE
General Enquiries: 0207 482 1932
Venue Email: contact@theunderworldcamden.co.uk
174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE
Venue Website: HERE
Find Tracer on the web:
Website: HERE
Myspace: HERE
SonicBids: HERE
Bandcamp: HERE
Facebook HERE

  
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