Hampshire, UK rockers Western Sand released a four-song, eponymous EP in 2013.
Well-written and well-mixed, the EP is surprisingly polished for a debut.
Songs have a nice, smooth idea flow.
Tunes are mid-tempo, with chunky rock licks and a big backbeat; just the right amount of dirt for the grab they’ve got, tight & together.
Two guitar tracks are heard: each one audible in it’s own right, with it’s own wide sonic spectrum.
Thankfully, the vocal doesn’t sound Auto-Tuned: it’s very characteristic and well-planned.
If you crave good, toothy rock & roll without any metal edge or weak spots, this is a great disc to pick up.
These guys are going places! None of the four songs are ‘amazing’, but all are rock solid, pun intended.
Agreeable and groove-laden, Western Sand is reminiscent of American classic rock.
It’s only rock and roll, and you’ll like it!
A Place I Call Home
Take It Away
Welcome to the Badlands
Tyler Hain – guitar/lead vocals
Jimmy Bradshaw – guitar
Findley Hotchkiss – bass guitar
Nathan J. Kay – drums