In our musical landscape where abundant sounds and noises constitute our everyday lives, it takes something extraordinary to make listeners not just hear, but truly listen. Here to mesmerize us into this hypnotic trance is Roxx Revolt & The Velvets with their radiant 12-track odyssey, “Turn Your Head This Way.”
This Naples, Florida quartet, featuring Roxx Revolt on vocals and guitars, Dan Heath on bass, Jake Shockley on guitar, and Chris Campo on drums, erupted onto the scene in 2018. Bursting with a dynamism unseen in modern rock circles, they effortlessly blend classic and contemporary vibes to create a brand of alternative rock that is refreshingly invigorating.
“Turn Your Head This Way” is a glorious mélange of sounds, kick-starting with “Coming Down,” a track whose pulsing rhythm sets the precedence for the band’s sonic aggression. With propelling guitar hooks, booming drum beats, and Revolt’s raw, enticing vocals, the overall soundscape signals an energetic start to an adventurous music journey.
Releasing this album could be seen as the band’s confident leap from self-discovery into self-actualization. Throughout, they showcase the ability to glide skillfully between genres, pitching their tent on the crossroad of the classic and the now. There’s a rock ‘n’ roll exuberance reminiscent of the Rolling Stones, mixed with the edginess of Nirvana – a potent recipe that creates this magnetic enigma around them.
The album’s stand out isn’t just the music, but powerful, introspective lyrics, as the band bravely explores abstract horizons. They grapple with both outer realities and inner demons, creating a deeply personal connection with listeners.
From a production standpoint, the album is pristine. Each beat, strum, and rhythm is laid bare to tease the auditory senses, yet knitted together so intricifor a solid structure. The musical artistry on display isn’t trying to be overly complex or convoluted—it’s here, it’s raw, and it’s powerful.
“Turn Your Head This Way” is a juggernaut that washes over you, tunnelling its way through pop-infused landscapes, over rocky edges of heavier alt-rock, and through the calming rivers of soulful ballads. It’s a record that engraves its energy in your consciousness and invites you to take part in Roxx Revolt & The Velvet’s remarkable journey. A captivating fusion of the old and new, this album ensures sustained intrigue.
Roxx Revolt & The Velvets’ magnetic charm is undeniable. Yet, it is their authenticity, audacity to genre-bend, and musical prowess that will keep their star burning bright. “Turn Your Head This Way” is an unquestionable testament to that. This is not just another album; it’s a rhythmic adventure worth making time for. Highly recommended!