Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review 9
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review 9
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review 9
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review 9
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Truth & Lies - Album Review 9
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Hallelujah! They’re back, 2019 welcomes the return of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown with their latest offering Truth & Lies, a thirteen-track beauty filled with everything and more that has brought TBSD to the fore.

This young six-string-slinger and his compadres return with an absolute banger of an album, continuing on their meteoric rise via support slots with AC/DC, Guns & Roses and Aerosmith to name but a few. A worthy addition to any line-up, TBSD is the real deal. A band that when you have the pleasure to capture them live, you’ll get it for yourself, Tyler Bryant is an enigmatic frontman alone but the band as a whole are made up by the sum of its parts, a fine collection of musicians that live and breathe their craft 24/7, 365. As a band, they have been knocking out serious quality recordings for the last few years now, from their 2013 debut album Wild Child to their more recent sophomore self-titled full-length album the progression has been there for all to see.

Fast forward to 2019 and now we have Truth & Lies, one seriously ballsy collection of tracks that are a culmination of years of grafting on the road, playing the sold-out stadium tours in support and back to reality in a dive with 30 people TBSD have seen and done it all, paid their dues and now we are reaping the rewards through these sonic delicacies. The album kicks in with a killer track in ‘Shock And Awe’ with his signature fuzz-guitar being pushed to its limits signature sound and classy vocal delivery you’re immediately thrust into TBSD in all its glory. The ride doesn’t stop there, the album is packed with first-class quality songwriting and guitar wizardry in abundance, but the beauty of Tyler is his understanding of not overplaying, tastefully done he always leaves you begging for more. Overall though the album is beautifully balanced taking you through its peaks and valleys and on a sonic journey that keeps you intrigued from start to finish. From gnarly Rock numbers to slower more melodic tracks there is a storytelling quality to engage and keep you coming back for more again and again.

For sure, their finest work to date, Truth & Lies is a perfect addition to an already impressive catalogue, a decade down the road and these guys really are coming onto their own.

Truth & Lies is out now via Snakefarm Records.


  1. “Shock and Awe”
    “On to the Next”
    03. “Ride”
    04. “Shape I’m In”
    05. “Eye to Eye”
    06. “Panic Button”
    07. “Judgement Day”
    08. “Drive Me Mad”
    09. “Without You”
    10. “Trouble”
    11. “Out There”
    12. “Cry Wolf”
    13. “Couldn’t See the Fire”



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