Single Review: The Bluebook Project – Hurricane Blues


It’s the start of yet another brand new week so what better way to get things going than with some brand new music.

Hailing from Bedfordshire The Bluebook Project are Dan Thorn (Vocals, bass) Jordan Smith (Lead guitar) Dan Watson (Rhythm guitar) and Benn Davis-Gregory. (Drums)

Formed in 2013 the band released their debut EP Out Of The Blue last December, while the groups follow up Take Me Away was released only last week. Hurricane Blues is the first single to be taken from that record and what a cracking little tune it is.

Speaking about the song the band said;

“Hurricane Blues is about someone suffering from anxiety and how through their frustration and insecurity they are overcome by anger and lose control”.

The track opens with a short drum solo of an intro and then you are thrown straight into the proverbial hurricane. I love the guitar work and that mixes with the slightly distorted vocal to give track a little bit of a punk feel. While clocking in at a shade over three minutes there’s no wasted motion or messing around, the whole track is really tight and concise.

In the future I think the band could expand on this sound and really push the envelope even further; ‘nasty’ up the vocal even more, really spit the lyrics out with some venom and make the main riffs even dirtier. It might not work but I definitely think it would be worth a try.

Back to the present now though and I have to say that Hurricane Blues is a great little track. It feels new, exciting and fresh, and that mixed with its kick ass attitude is what rock n roll is all about. I’ve also just seen that the track has been picked up by Planet Rock as well, so this definitely won’t be the last you hear of these guys; definitely a band to keep an eye on.

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