Piston – S/T

(S/R – 2019)

The debut album from the one of the most promising UK bands of recent years in all things rock that I saw at Rock & Blues in July 2019!

They have the balls of AC/DC and vocal strength of Def Leppard especially on those backing vocals like in cuts like the opening 'Dynamite' or 'Rainmaker' but also get countrified and beautifully acoustic on us with 'Carry Us Home' that builds into a heavied up electric affair.

Late you get hooked into future rock classics like 'Leave If You Dare' and the brilliant official closer 'Into The Night'. And how can I forget the growing on ya 'Go Now' that comes earlier in the album. It's brash, it's raucous – it's killer Rock 'N' Roll the way it should be. You even get a couple of bonus numbers that are remixes of the original album versions – which ones? Get the album and find out!

Be sure to beef out those speakers with Piston.

8/10

By Glenn Milligan