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Belgium Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

8 Aug

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THE WALK-A-BOUT: THINGS ARE LOOKING UP
18/7/2018M
The Aussie-American band The Walk-A-Bout believes in it. The only way to success, or course. Translate the group name as a walk, a stroll, maybe also a search. The name also refers to the roots of Aboriginals, many you do not notice in the rock ‘n roll of these’ new ‘New Yorkers. Last year their debut album appeared with the single Traveler and the funky ‘Shakin’ It Up ‘, and quickly logged by a 12 “single. And now a new mini-album with the promising title ‘Things Are Looking Up’. Guitarist Kevin Anderson is a rock in thinking of guitar decorations and found in the Australian singer / songwriter (+ harmonica, didgeridoo) the perfect ally. Four new songs and two as a bonus track from their debut. Together half an hour of acoustic guitar rock. The title track floats on a funky rhythm with some blues harp in between. The gentlemen love babbling acoustic rock ‘n roll. If you like rock ballads, ‘By My Side’ rocks like a beautiful jewel around the neck of a blonde wench. With a typically clear Australian voice timbre, like Stan Ridgeway in the 80s. In ‘Consequences’, ‘Sully’ breathes wonderfully on his harmonica. And now waiting for his songs with didgeridoo. The Walk-A-Bout operates from the creative eastside of Long Island. Something can really grow out of this!
Line up:
Kevin Anderson (Acoustic Guitars)
Darren “Sully” Sullivan (Lead Vocals, Harp)
Drew “Drumz” Bertrand (Drums)
Michael Perrotta (Bass)
Dave Christian (Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Marino Serdons (3 ½)
The Walk-A-Bolt believes in their future. You just hear rock ‘n roll with a lot of potential.
Only four strong new songs. And ‘By My Side’ is a wonderful ballad! So, do not miss it!

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

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Belgium Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

25 Jul

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Translated:
Things Are Looking Up

/ published on 30-06-2018 /

New opus for this American-Australian training based in New York, who practices an American rock tinged with folk or blues without forgetting the funk, that is perceived from the first composition offering a rather well-timed side. A first song that reminds me of some songs of Toto with here, the folk-rock facet that dominates while keeping a well balanced rhythm to offer the listeners a nice song to follow. Playing also on the duality of guitars (acoustic and electric) without forgetting the harmonica and a little bluesy side, here is a first piece well in the spirit of rock Made in US .

Called actually The Walk-A-Bout, the band then proposes a folk-rock ballad always feeling good America and its rock very characteristic, traveling between folk and rock where, the guitars keep the guidelines for a well square work but also well mixed. Kevin Anderson’s acoustic guitar often stays at the forefront of Darren Sullivan’svocals with a backdrop of Dave Christian’s electric chords and the rhythm section by Drew Bertrand and Michael Perrotta , plus a beautiful solo. of guitar.

Return of the harmonica for a more rhythmic rhythm and more rock’n’roll, which puts forward again a song and a well calibrated orchestration which marries as well the two facets of the guitar (acoustic and electric). In fact the group combines folk-rock and American rock with more modern rhythms, finally offering a more rhythmic and more public vision to perhaps rejuvenate this ancestral genre of American culture.

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Belgium Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

20 Jul

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Belgium review translated:
Of the six tracks on the EP “Things Are Looking Up” by the Australian-American acoustic rock band “The Walk-A-Bout” from Long Island, New York, there are two songs that we have heard before, especially ” Oasis “and” Drifting Tide “which was added as bonus tracks to this mini album.
This five-member band was formed around the Australian lead singer Darren ‘Sully’ Sullivan and is completed with Kevin Anderson on acoustic guitar, Dave Christian on electric guitar, Michael Perrotta on bass and Drew Bertrand on drums. The latter also took on the role of producer of this six-track EP.
Kevin Anderson and Darren Sullivan are the songwriters of service for all tracks on this album, which starts with the title track “Things Are Looking Up”, followed by the melodic single “That’s Just The Way It Goes”, a gently ripping rock ballad that we you have given to the accompanying video for an introduction.
“By My Side” we find a rather mediocre song, but the subsequent “Consequences” carries our full approval. As mentioned above, song number five “Oasis” and six “Drifting Tide” are previously recorded tracks from their debut album “The Walk-A Bout” released last year. We suspect therefore that this ep-tje forms a snack to a second full-fledged record, which is expected to come on the market early next year.

 

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German Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

5 Jul

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The Walk-A-Bout / Things Are Looking Up – CD review

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With an official drum intro “Things Are Looking Up” starts and without delay Kevin begins his acoustic play, which immediately shows what it’s all about: Straightforward rock with a slightly jazzy flair. Also Darren sets without much instrumental Vorbrimborium his voice and we are in the middle in a very pleasant and great music.

Seldom is acoustic guitar playing so full and dynamic, so virtuoso and groovy rocking, as it flows from Kevin Anderson’shands. Kevin was a guitar player for a long time, until he met the Australian singer / songwriter, harmonica and (well, Australia) didgeridoo Darren ‘Sully’ Sullivan . At the end of 2015, they started working together. Darren wrote the lyrics to Kevin’smusic, and drummer and producer Drew Bertrand becameaware of this collaboration . He recognized the potential of the two and worked with them, honing harmonies and sound sequences, and contacting his friend and partner, Michael Perrotta, a multi-instrumentalist as well as a studio partner. Michael adjusted the arrangements and teased the bass.

Their first album was released in 2017 and local radio stations played their music, which was absolutely well received. By Airplay was Drew’s friend, the guitarist and singer Dave Christian , the Walk-A-Boutsattentive, was enthusiastic and made representations. And that was a good thing, because now the band from Long Island, New York had found the final sound. The involvement of Christian , who now Kevin is an acoustic guitar, the electric counterpart to the site and also enhances the song, gave the troops a further Fanzuwachs and that the fan base will continue to grow, is for me beyond question, because the sound is perfect.

Relaxt cool, with slightly jazzy cadenzas, maybe with a hint Steely Dan or Fagen solo presents the new album, which is unfortunately only a 25-minute EP, at first and rough view. But the water-drenched musicians – the vicious circle of those with whom they’ve worked together, names such as Santana , Grateful Dead , David Murray or   Bob Marley – offer a lot more under that tunic of harmony. As the Harp shows musical images of the Blues Travelers , Phish and moe become rhythmically and technically .Nevertheless, the Walk-A-Bouts are clearly recognizable, as on the one hand the forced acoustic guitar playing and the pleasantly distinctive voice of Sully in connection with the precise songwriting are a striking fragrance brand. This is particularly audible in the last two tracks of the disc, because in contrast to the four other pieces are not new, but come from the debut and thus there is missing the electric guitar.

The fact that Dave Christian is on board with the first four numbers on “Things Are Looking Up” is the second reason why the Walk-A-Bouts are identifiable at any time. Because the combination of the unreinforced and amplified guitars is an extremely enthralling. Even though Kevin has a decent punch on the strings, Dave’s electric strings are more than just the icing on the cake. His playing nestles into the compositions and gives the band sound that certain something that turns very good music into brilliant music. Nice to hear on “Be My Side”, where he lays a – unfortunately only short – solo to kneel down. Also, the backings, which he gives to the best, make this piece for me the hit of the disc.

Although the EP only consists of six pieces, two of which are without electrical, it is a big tip. The silverling will accompany me through the summer. It fits on Saturday mornings while cooling drinks and building a grill. He fits later when grilling and cooling the drinks and he also fits the after-grill barbecue. Strong disc and, as already mentioned, far too short.


Line-up The Walk-A-Bout:

Kevin Anderson (acoustic guitar)
Darren ‘Sully’ Sullivan (lead vocals, harp)
Drew ‘Drumz’ Bertrand (drums)
Michael Perrotta (bass)
Dave Christian (electric guitar, backing vocals)

Tracklist “Things Are Looking Up”:

  1. Things Are Looking Up
  2. That’s Just The Way It Goes
  3. By My Side
  4. Consequences
  5. Oasis
  6. Drifting Tide

Total playing time: 25:22, year of publication: 2018

 

 

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SkopeMag.com Video Premiere: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT GOES”

22 Jun

Congratulations to THE WALK-A-BOUT and the premiere for their new “THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT GOES” music video today at SkopeMag.com!

https://skopemag.com/2018/06/22/the-walk-a-bout-new-video-thats-just-the-way-it-goes

 

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Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT release their sophomore album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018. The album’s featured single “THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT GOES” with a music video distributed to hundreds of broadcast video channels is premiering today, June 22, on Skope. A limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl is also available exclusively on the band’s website.

The band’s carefully crafted songwriting has allowed THE WALK-A-BOUT to explore the outer reaches of the orchestral atmosphere, and this dynamic new collection explores that avenue with a welcome pop appeal while maintaining their depth and introspection. Members of THE WALK-A-BOUT have worked with the likes of Bill Ortiz (Santana), Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead), renowned jazz saxophonist David Murray, Earl “Chinna” Smith (Bob Marley and The Wailers), and Grammy winning film composer Alex Wurman. With something in their catalogue for every mood, whether it is a smooth island vibe, a high-stepping funk feel, or straight hard-driving rock, their music is visceral, emotional, fun, and easy.

 

For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

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Blog Talk Radio: The Week in Reviews – Interview with THE WALK-A-BOUT and their new album “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

15 Jun

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Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT are releasing their sophomore album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018. A limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl will also be available with the official album release. The band’s carefully crafted songwriting has allowed THE WALK-A-BOUT to explore the outer reaches of the orchestral atmosphere, and this dynamic new collection explores that avenue with a welcome pop appeal while maintaining their depth and introspection.

 

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

 

US Review: THE WALK-A-BOUT “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP”

12 Jun

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit:

www.walkaboutband.com

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit:

http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout

 

To Pre-Order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit:

https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/

 

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