Heaving. Pulling. Drawing Us in. That’s the wonder (and the salvation) of KANE’D.
KANE’D are the hardest working 6 piece classic rock band around.
They maintain terrific energy levels. They create masterful song-landscapes. And they play intensely dramatic live shows.
It’s as if Whitesnake and Halestorm met on a dark night and, after the consummation, they produced a frizzy six-headed chimera.
Three Swansea (Wales) bladettes Stephanie, Stacey and Chez Kane (sisters) provide the passionate vocals and complex harmonies.
Whilst the demon in the machine is the lead guitarist — Harry Scott Elliott — (he recently jammed with Tony Iommi on the Sky Arts TV show ‘Guitar Star’.)
The line-up is completed by super-bassist Alex Rees and confident drummer George Elliot.
We have been listening to the 2015 album ‘Rise’ :
“You are my hero...” We sway, as we sing along.
The slamming guitar flutters as it curls.
This song fizzes like a bath-bomb and brings treasure to your heart. ‘Hero’ is a wonderful way to start a perfect album.
‘La Di Da’ has simpering chords and pleading vocals.
This is an exploration into a ‘Crazy girl’s ’ head. And, Oh Man! Is it critical!
The bass beats make regular incursions deep into the fissures. The riff perforates all the edges. But it’s those mad La Di Da’s that you will focus your attention upon. Well that is… Until, that lead guitar breaks free like a beast released from chains. Then the fireworks really begin!
‘Covered in Roses’ is unwavering.
It’s all about harmonies and riffs with this sensational band. And they are never in short supply on this strong hearted ballad.
‘3-2-1’ demonstrates how dangerous those front-row girls can be. Because they are out to grab you! If you are not careful, they will come sprinting after you!
This is fun classic rock. With exciting licks, pounding drums and a muscular, vulgar riff that suits the overall mood entirely.
The last track ‘Rise’ has evocative chords.
It slices deeper than a dagger in the heart. Filled with emotional pain, this is, however, uncommonly enlivening and undeniably attractive.
This is vibrant, powerful and encouraging hard rock. Perhaps imbued with the best of the big hair band sounds of 1980’s.
This band proudly flaunts rare verve, and, clearly, they possess undeniable harmonic tension.
You will enjoy each moment. But expect climactic release!
KANE’D will Be Performing with Joe Lynn Turner, Tyketto, The Quireboys and Reckless Love (amongst many others) at:
HRH AOR Festival
Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park. Pwllheli, Gwynedd in Wales
Friday 11th March 2016