Review By Darren McIntyre
The Commoners are a 5 piece roots/rock outfit from Toronto, Canada who began their journey listening to bands like The Black Crowes, Derek Trucks, Marcus King, Led Zeppelin and the Allman Brothers Band. The boys delivered to us their killer album Find A Better Way which dropped on November 4th, the album delivered a flurry of singles which led to the boys hitting the road to give us an insight into their delicious rock n roll journey, I was lucky to catch and chat with the boys and talk all things music. They told me a new album was in the works and to wet our appetites they gave us their killer new single “Devil Teasin Me” which I will be reviewing for you today.
Devil Teasin Me – Boom and we’re off, this is a real southern slice of rock n roll with a huge slab of blues thrown in for good measure let me tell you. We have gravelly blues vocals that let this incredible track open up and give us their heart and soul on a plate, we have sludgy bluesy guitar riffs that are wrapped perfectly in killer basslines that drop epic funk grooves all over this foot-stomping beast of a track. The rhythm section is giving us pounding snare drum kicks that come armed with bass punches to really take this track to another level for sure, the whole arrangement is a testament to these boys and what they bring to the table with epic keys that really let this track fly and then some. We are punching the air with joy as the boys have picked up where they left off when they left Glasgow with huge smiles on their faces and hearts filled with so much joy.
The Commoners –
Chris Medhurst – Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Ross Hayes Citrullo – Lead Guitar
Ben Spiller – Bass
Miles Evans – Branagh – Keys
Adam Cannon – Drums / Percussion / BV
Chantel Williams – Background Vocal
Nicky Lawrence – Background Vocal