Sometimes it just takes simple rock to put a smile on your face. And one would think that we have seen it all when it comes to rock’n’roll. But you still find them out there. The artists that manage to squeeze their trade a bit more, and get something original and tasty out to their fan base.
Built on a cheekily hinted foundation of good ol’ rock tunes from the ’70s and ’80s, Finnish artist Ossian Smith happily mixes Punk, alt-Country, Southern, Folk Rock and more into a somewhat headstrong concoction.
In a short 17 minutes, the EP Sleepless Town is a pretty impressive piece of work. A fresh look at how rock ought to sound, whilst not forgetting the roots where this all came from. A bit like a version of Space Cult without the stoner fuzziness. So, if you are up to a brand of rock with a slightly different flavor, then you should definitely have a go at Ossian Smith.
And if this is anything to judge by, then the RockmusicRaider crew really looks forward to this full length album that is surely to come in due course.
Ossian Smith are:
Ossian Smith – vocals, guitar
Miiro Kesti – keyboard
Markus Ilkka – bass
Timmo Salakka – drum
The EP airs on 6 February 2018.
Now head over to this extract of Sleepless Town and enjoy: