AARON KEYLOCK – CUT AGAINST THE GRAIN
Release: Jan 20, 2017
℗ 2017 Mascot Label Group/Provogue
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Teenage sensation Aaron Keylock releases his album Cut Against The Grain on January 20th 2017 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. He has already played over 200 shows across the UK making him one of the UK’s hottest young acts to watch out for. Aaron headed to the US to record Cut Against The Grain with his Producer Fabizio Grossi to bring us this powerful and raw album packed with attitude.
Aaron Keylock is a really impressive singer/songwriter and his guitar skills are just as impressive bringing us that 60’s/70s blues rock sound making it no wonder he joined the line up for both Bloodstock and then Download a year later, Showing us his raw-edged talent.
All the right moves The opening track brings us some slick drum work and rocking guitar solos, filled with catchy tunes and lyrics, All the right moves lives up to its name making you needing more.
Down brings in a lot of really fun and fast beats with the bass and drums definitely being some of the stand outs for this track with a real bluesy feel it makes it hard to believe Aaron is so young bringing us an album that’s so real.
Medicine Man has some really effective backing vocals that help to really set the tone for this album; this track really shows Aaron enjoys what he does, making this a really fun song with its slick guitar work and jam packed beats from the drums make this one a hard one not to enjoy.
Falling Again brings us that 70s blues rock sound and also finds us with effective backing vocals, this amazing blues ballad makes you feel like you have taken a step back right into the 70s.
Just one Question: The guitar work is the first thing that’s going to grab at you when you listen to this track, what is just incredible is that it tells a story just on its own. Aaron’s powerful, emotional vocals soon follow making this one of the more powerful tracks on the album and also one of the stand-outs for me.
Against the grain sees Aaron bring back a more casual vocal feel than the last track harmonizing vocals and fun beats bringing back the real 70s feel that is littered throughout this album.
That’s not me: A real vocal drawl can be heard setting the scale a little different to some of those tracks we have heard before, but it makes this a track I really want to see played live.
Try: One of the longest songs on the album which goes to sets the bar high on the emotional side with elegant guitar work and soft emotional vocals that flood throughout your entire body in every way. Making this a really beautiful track.
We have almost reached the end of the album with only 3 tracks left on the album it has been nothing short of amazing and is an album worth looking into getting.
Spin the bottle: This track is a lot less Jazz than most on this album but is a perfect fit for this album bringing a more classic rock feel.
Suns gonna shine: The bass guitar and drums all have amazing rhythm falling into each other to bring us a little something different Aarons vocals are just as amazing filling us with that real bluesy drawl for the line Sun’s gonna shine.
No matter what the cost is the final track of this awesome album and the backing vocals on this track take it away from that normal Jazz feel and more of a modest feel the riffs from the guitar really shine on this track making it a great track to end with.
Cut Against The Grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes and incredible vocals that just match each song perfectly and is one you should own.