Single Review: The Sonic Revolvers – Loco Lifestyle


Sometimes you press play on a tune and it just hits you there and then. You know this track is going to dominate your head for the next two weeks. It’s just a classic song straight from the outset; there is no question and no debate. It just is. However, you and I both know that not all tracks are like this, some require a little more patience.

‘Loco Lifestyle’ definitely falls into the second category. After the first couple of listens it was ‘alright.’ A solid 6 out of 10 but nothing I could really see myself listening to for any period of time but then after a couple more spins I got it. Whatever it was came and grabbed and shook me by the shoulders. I understood.

The Sonic Revolvers formed back in the summer of 2010 and they have been on an upward trajectory ever since. Made up of Darrell Tinsley (Vocals) Richey Jones (Guitar) Phil Mealing (Bass) and Mike Jones (Drums) these guys have really got the attention of the right people. This track alone was produced by Greg Haver who has worked with the likes of the Manic Street Preachers. That’s not a bad pedigree for a non-established band I’m sure you’ll agree.

The track itself is a ‘grower.’ That’s a stupid music industry term but that’s exactly what it is. The band lists Foo Fighters as one of their influences and you can definitely hear that on this track. The song maybe doesn’t have the anthemic quality of the majority of Foo Fighters singles but stylistically it really isn’t far away. It maybe lacks a killer hook but the guitar solo is totally on point and the almost acoustic breakdown /bridge is a really nice touch. It flows together very well and the production is as you would expect very strong.

Overall it’s one of those tracks you need to just give a chance. It’s got good replay value and it really will grow on you, just don’t rush it. Give it chance. Some things in life are worth waiting for, and that moment when you understand what a good little rock tune that this is, is definitely one of them.


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