Genre - Hard Rock / Garage Rock
Label - Self Released
01 - Dirty
So I have recently been given the opportunity to hear the debut unmixed single from a new project called Hardball featuring the talents of Hung Like Jack drummer Denz 'Gareth' Westgarth with Tim Smith, guitar and vocals, Phil Balles, guitar and bassist Neil MacGillvray. Now to be fair I have to admit to not knowing a great deal about the new project, but I figured that if it featured Denz within its line up is was bound to be a rockin' band, and upon listening to the unmixed single, 'Dirty', my guess was happily reaffirmed.
The song opens with single guitar riff before bursting into life as a full blown rocker. The song seems to show case a more hard rock / garage rock sound than Denz's previous outfit, Hung Like Jack, whom seemed to incorporate a more punk rock edge to their music. To be fair I love 'Dirty', and can't wait to hear a fully mastered EP or album from the guys, as this track shows so much promise. Imagine a tighter, more polished version of Wolfsbane if you will. I bloody love it, especially upon finding out that the guys had the courage to record the song live in White Wolf Recording Studios under the guidance of Ian Thompson.
A great song that shows a great deal of promise from a brand new outfit!
Check these guys out!!!!!