blues rock stunner
Rock continues to be on a Roll in 2008. Following hard on the heels of Airbourne, Voodoo Six, and also fellow Irish rockers The Answer, Jaded Sun have produced a debut album of powerful, guitar driven, bluesy hard rock album that you wont be forgetting in a hurry. This band are here to stay!
Formed in 2003, Jaded Sun went through the paces as most other bands do, gigging and saving to enable them to record their critically acclaimed debut EP “Raw” in 2004. The EP titled track “Raw” launched their rock profile to a national stage becoming the most downloaded track on Ireland's premier download charts. The track broke all down load records in Ireland, staying at the top of the charts for almost 30 weeks.
In May 2005, the band straight into the studio with Ireland's top rock producers Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy, Chris being known for his work with Aslan, Hot House Flowers, Adam Clayton and The Boom Town Rats. The band started 2006 running with a plethora of gigs topping the year with their amazing performance supporting Bon Jovi in Croke Park, showing them as Irelands hottest new rock band for years. (Jaded Sun are only the third Irish band ever to play in Ireland’s largest music arena.)
Jaded Sun spent most of last year writing and finalising songs for their debut Album. With all concentration on the record, the band played only a few gigs in 07’ including an outdoor headline gig in Zagreb Main Square, Croatia and the Hennessy Artistry, Ireland. Jaded Sun are a blend of some of the best sleeze rock bands you can wish for. A rock ‘cake mix’ of Velvet Revolver, The Answer, Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Hanoi Rocks to name but a few. So if any of these are your idea of cock rock heaven then look no further. Songs are melodic, bluesy (very), and damned foot tappin, head bangingly gooooood.
But its 80’s style rock fodder, I don’t mean that in a bad way. It just needs dragging, kickin and screamin’ to the noughties. The cd starts of well enough with the guitar driven rockers ‘Breaking Through’ and ‘Crazyman’. ‘Hey You’ is definitely stolen from the AC/DC back catalogue style of blues driven rock with the intro very similar to Rock and Roll Aint Noise Pollution. With ‘Crazy’ a more heart on your sleeve ballad, Jaded Sun prove they can play two types of music ��" Country AND Western! (Lighters at the ready folks).
The album is very polished. Jaded Sun have been building up to this point in their careers for years and are not planning to go down without a good fight. I can imagine these songs sounding even better in the live arena. I know they’ve been around for six years ago, but they will be a contender for newcomers of the year in many a mag, I’m sure