“They are like a young Deep Purple”! The words belong to the mouth of Queen guitar player Brian May after their gig at the Classic Rock Magazine awards. I think it was that award, anyway. How’s that for raising expectations on a new band? Hype anyone? Add to the fact that the band has been more or less hailed by – mostly British – media as the new saviors of rock ‘n’ roll. Much to live up to, you think? With Brian May’s comment, I guess it’s not that hard to imagine where these guys come from musically – yes, what gets these guys off are groovy, melodic hard rock – mostly from the 70’s – bands that played with passion, fire, heart, soul and crotch. We’re talking influences such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Whitesnake, Bad Company. Namedrop such names and you’ll get my attention right on the spot, these are all bands that I truly love and respect big time. The band was formed in 2014 by lead singer Nathan James, a guy with a huge set of pipes and who also have a past as a singer with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ex- Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. James spent some time to make sure he found the right musicians for his new band and it had to be musicians that shared his views on how music should be written and recorded – organic and live, dynamics were of huge importance.