When I think of the band Audrey Horne, I think of the night they put on one of the greatest nights of my life back in Belfast in 2013 during the Young Blood Tour. Now the Norwegian, Twin Peaks inspired headers are back once again with an octopus in their shirt pockets and their sixth release; Blackout.
While some of the members may also be seen in darker bands like Enslaved and Sahg, this is where those members unite to create some pure, balls to the wall, Rock ’N’ Roll. The five piece don’t mess around when it comes to their huge sound, with tracks like ‘This Means War’ and ‘Midnight Man’ that are designed to have whoever listens to this album leap out of their seats and party like there is no tomorrow to these catchy tunes.
The twin guitar work from Ice Dale and Thomas Thofthagen is without a doubt the strongest feature throughout this record, especially during the Thin Lizzy inspired ‘This Man’ and ‘Rose Alley;’ an inspiration the band have always held dear. For all you fans of that late 70s, early 80s sound ‘Satellite’ is the track for you, where bassist Espen Lien busts out some funkalicious bass grooves.
Audrey Horne continue to prove why they are one of, if not the most underrated rock bands in the entire universe who have set the bar for ‘Album of 2018’, with their sound that is tighter than a camel’s arse in a sandstorm.
Blackout is out now Via Napalm Records.
This Is War
Light Your Way
Review By Marc Leach
18.01.2018 DE – Berlin, Musik & Frieden
19.01.2018 NL – Arnhem, Willemeen
20.01.2018 FR – Paris, Le Petit Bain
21.01.2018 DE – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
22.01.2018 DE – Cologne, Jungle
24.01.2018 CH – Oberentfelden, Börömpömpöm
25.01.2018 DE – Munich, Kranhalle
26.01.2018 DE – Dresden, Beatpol
27.01.2018 NL – Eindhoven, Café The Jack
28.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Hafenklang
AUDREY HORNE Line-up:
Torkjell Rød – Vocals
Arve Isdal – Guitar
Thomas Tofthagen – Guitar
Espen Lien – Bass
Kjetil Greve – Drums