…leaves you wishing there were more.
Review by Paul Davis
Release date: 5 April 2015
Following an incredibly successful 2014, former World Superbike Champion James Toseland and his band return with Hearts And Bones, a short and sweet Pledge funded EP that whets the appetite for a second album. Last year’s debut album Renegade sold 10,000 copies while the band played shows with likes of Aerosmith and Status Quo, and appeared at Download and Isle Of Wight festivals.
James Toseland has again teamed up with Toby Jepson, who has produced and co-written the two new songs that appear here. It’s impressive and the opening riff of the title track grabs you instantly. We’ve described Toseland’s vocals as ‘somewhere between Myles Kennedy and Glenn Hughes’ before, on this song his voice leans more to Myles and it wouldn’t sound out of place on the latest Conspirators album.
Both ‘Hearts And Bones’ and ‘The Closer I Get’ are perfect for rock radio and on the latter, the guitars of Zurab Melua and Ed Bramford sound magnificent. The final track on the EP is a cover of Julian Cope’s ‘Reward’. As much as it’s been an enjoyable part of the live show, the quality of the original songs here leaves you wishing there were more.
7 out of 10
- Hearts And Bones
- The Closer I Get