Feral Roots

CD £11.99
  • SKU: 0075678655548
  • UPC: 0075678655548
  • Release Date: 25 January 2019


Label Review.

2019 album also available in Vinyl.

Our Overview.

California rockers Rival Sons are releasing their sixth album ‘Feral Roots’. The follow-up to June 2016’s ‘Hollow Bones’ was recorded at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Having officially formed in 2009, Rival Sons evoke the bluesy rock of bands like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes and now are closing in on 10 years as a band, with their bluesy brand of hard rock powered in large part by singer Jay Buchanan’s powerful pipes and guitarist Scott Holiday’s hefty riffs. Rival Sons caught international attention as the sole support act on Black Sabbath’s lengthy farewell tour.

Just like ‘Hollow Bones’ the artwork, the eye-catching ‘Feral Roots’ cover is the work of esteemed artist Martin Wittfooth. Speaking about being signed to Atlantic Records, singer Scott Holiday told Planet Rock Magazine: “It’s kind of romantic to be at this big, legendary record label.

“And f*** all the rock n’ roll bands – if you want to get really romantic look at all the soul acts they signed, like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. We’re talking about the bedrock, soul and blues, some of the most important recordings in the history of the world.

“But I’m a pragmatic person. There’s a lot of work to be done. We’ve made five records and we’ve had some success, but hopefully signing to Atlantic we’re going to have a little more.”

Known far and wide as a powerhouse live act, Rival Sons will celebrate ‘Feral Roots’ with a worldwide tour schedule, including a headline European run set for early 2019. North American dates will be announced in the weeks to come.