STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44759-14128 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 000768435823 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-30 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Julie Porter
After three independent EPs, Texan band Addison Road release their awesome record label debut with plaintive adult pop interspersed with some rocking anthemic tracks. Songs such as "This Could Be Our Day" and "Sticking With You" are brilliant uptempo guitar tracks. In fact the band MercyMe said of their track "All That Matters" that it was "great music!" The tempo drops and the melody is highlighted in "Hope Now" and "What Do I Know Of Holy" and the finely crafted songwriting, tight musicianship and the beautiful, distinctive vocals of Jenny Simmons leave you wanting to have this album on repeat so you can capture every last drop! Cross Rhythms have supported them as an independent, now the international CCM community should recognise the exceptional talents of Addison Road.
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This energetic, female-fronted pop rock band from Texas is poised to break on the scene with their unique brand of high power musical production and poignant, provocative lyrics.
Addison Road have spent the last five years touring the US as opening acts for various well-known acts and most prominently as the featured band for the Planet Wisdom youth conference. While affording them the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of youth, these conferences have helped to hone their stagecraft and songwriting focus to address the issues of the contemporary youth culture.
Produced by award-winning producer Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Sanctus Real, Mandisa), this self-titled debut sonically represents current cutting-edge pop rock music. Equally at home on the Rock, Top 40 formats and able to execute skillful ballads, Addison Road will be the group to watch for 2008.