Sons of Liberty, the UK’s south west very own hard rockers, announce their new single and video ‘Ruby Starr’ from their sophomore deadly hitting, bourbon smoked new album, ‘Aces & Eights’ which is becoming highly anticipated…
Front man Rob Cooksley says of the song, “Ruby was the backing singer for Black Oak Arkansas with Jim Dandy, she was an amazing singer herself and went on to form her own band Grey Ghost. I was lucky to see her singing in Las Vegas in the late 80’s, and thinking back to that day we decided to write a full out rocker in her memory.
Opening with this single the album doesn’t so much as lay it’s cards down, it firmly slaps them down with visceral intent. An apt message for our time in ‘I Come in Peace’ and balanced by the amusing, tongue in cheek ‘Beef Jerky Boogie’ & ‘Whisky Is My Vaccine’.
We had a load of fun recording this as I concealed a bottle of whiskey and glass in the recording booth and proceeded to drink it on the sly…let’s hope our Producer doesn’t read this!” laughs Rob. The collection of songs tells stories of personal experiences mixed with historical events, creating a vivid tapestry of engagement for the listener.
Groove laden rockers abound include ‘Damaged Reputation’, which was playlisted by Planet Rock. The video was shot in the old Bristol Bridewell Police Station cells amidst a riot and the song aired on a plethora of stations to a fantastic response.
Recorded in December 2020 at Momentum Studios, with renowned UK Producer Josiah J Manning (Kris Barras Band, Moriaty, Wille and The Bandits) the result is a gritty, yet polished ride throughout.
There’s some rockers, a couple of epics, ballads, the final song selection wasn’t at all straight forward! Having Josiah involved from an early stage was a massive help – it was almost like having a new sixth member in the band!” enthuses guitarist ‘Moose’.
Fronted by the exuberant Rob Cooksley (Vocals), a twin guitar attack in Fred Hale & Andy ‘Moose’ Muse with a powerhouse rhythm section in Mark Thomas (Bass) and Steve Byrne (Drums) – the boys are a group of well-travelled musicians drawn together by a shared love of the music of the southern states of USA and their desire to spread this with the good people of the UK; an energetic band that delivers an authentic and fresh show.
This has been evident at festivals across the country including Planet Rock Rockstock, Giants of Rock, HRH Crows & Rock and Blues Custom Show. The band have a full UK tour and festival dates throughout 2021 which can be found here: www.sonsoflibertyband.com/tour
Available June 18 on CD and all digital platforms with vinyl to come later in the year – ‘Aces & Eights’. Pull up a seat at the table, pour a drink and ‘The Sons’ will deal you in.
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