Biters a Punk/Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Atlanta, Georgia released their début album ‘Electric Blood’ via Earache Records on 7th August 2015. Already proving that they are the new bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll they nearly got arrested filming the video to Restless Hearts, read the story here and see the video on YouTube below.
Ten tracks all worth a spin on your turntable. Here are a few observations, There’s a nudge to a lot of old classics in here, but it may just be in a riff, a beat, a chorus or the opening and think of the songs done badass style by four young, good looking, tattooed rockers. In Restless Hearts I picked up a bit of Brian Adams, I’m thinking Run To You. The title track Electric Blood has plenty of Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude with a Rolling Stones Start Me Up vibe running through it’s blood! The Kids Ain’t Alright starts of mellower with a keyboard and soft vocal intro then it speeds up and includes a catchy sing-along chorus before fading out to gentle keyboards, this song put me in mind of November Rain by Guns N’ Roses.
Time To Bleed with a pummelling beat has a flavour of The Who’s My Generation, whilst the riffage in Loose From The Noose nods towards You Really Got Me by The Kinks. The last track Space Age Waste Wasteland has a large dose of Thin Lizzy to it and it’s not the first track to remind me of them as 1975 also has a hint of the Lizzy about it. For Space Age Wasteland think something like Jailbreak meets Dancing in the Moonlight with a bit of David Bowie’s John, I’m Only Dancing thrown in for good measure.
A hint at the some of the golden oldies of rock given an injection of some new bad ass blood from Biters. As Motley Crue are in the middle of their final tour, there’s room for a new band to take over the ‘Bad Boys of Rock’ throne and, Biters could be nipping at their departing Cuban heels. Definitely a band to look out for. Fans in the UK won’t have to wait long to see them, as they commence a tour over here later this month, dates below. Recommended for fans of Thin Lizzy, Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses.
Highlight Tracks: Restless Hearts and The Kids Ain’t Alright
1: Restless Hearts
3: Heart Fulla Rock N’ Roll
4: Dreams Don’t Die
5: Electric Blood
6: The Kids Ain’t Alright
7: Low Lives In High Definition
8: Time To Bleed
9: Loose From The Noose
10: Space Age Wasteland
Don’t miss Biters‘ début UK tour starting this September:
Sep. 25 – London, UK – Jubilee Club
Sep. 26 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Sep. 27 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Sep. 28 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sep. 29 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio
Oct. 02 – Leeds, UK – Key Club
Oct. 03 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
Oct. 05 – Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
Oct. 06 – London, UK – Borderline
Oct. 07 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
Oct. 08 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
Oct. 09 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation