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Single Review: Theia – Ride On

If you’ve been paying attention (I’m sure you all have) then I’m sure that you are familiar with the work of Theia by now. Well, you’ll be well aware that they put on a killer live show anyway.

Hailing from Burton Upon Trent Theia are made up of Kyle Lamley (Vocals, guitar) Paul Edwards (Bass) and John Tolley (Drums). The band formed back in 2012 with the current line-up coming together last year with drummer Tolley joining the fray.

Now that I’ve got the little history lesson out of the way here’s the real interesting stuff. Ride On is the lead single from the band’s upcoming debut album Take The Pill which is set for release on the 28th of this month. The seriously interesting bit though, for the time being at least, is that this track is awesome. There’s really no other word for it.

Having seen the band live a couple of times I have already witnessed this track in all of its old school, hard rocking glory and I’m pleased to say that that energy has crossed over to the recorded version. It opens with a classic dirty rock n roll intro complete with gritty bassline and steady, thumping drumbeat. The vocal from Lamley soon arrives on the scene cutting through the riffage leading the song towards what is an almighty chorus. This track is firmly in rock anthem territory and that hook is one of the huge reasons why. It’s just made to be drunkenly screamed out at live gigs surrounded by sweat and tattoos.

The guitar solo is an absolute beauty and the final section which forms the basis of the ‘call and response’ section of live shows serves its purpose with aplomb.

The truth of the matter is that I am a huge fan of this tune. Ride On is back to basics hard hitting rock n’ roll at it’s very finest.
So we now know that Theia are killer live and they know how to crack out a great single, so what’s the betting that the album is going to be an absolute banger as well?

All I know is that I certainly won’t be betting against it.

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