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Austin Gold

        The Album

Before Dark Clouds

- Review by Pistol Pete

 It's not often an album of this quality is released and passes under the radar of most of the blues / rock press . I first heard the track  ‘Before dark clouds’ on  a digital  radio station.

I was intrigued by the quality of the song and the fact I'd never heard of them before !  The 5 piece band have been building a reputation on the live circuit for a while .

The album kicks of in great fashion with the foot stomping track Brand new low leading into the second track the bluesy rocker ‘Another Kind of Bad’ . Kenny Wayne Shepherd  springs to mind.

Track no 3 is where things become interesting , the Free/ Bad Company influenced title track. You could imagine Paul Rodgers singing.

More straight forward blues/soul follows fitting perfectly with the mood of the album .

So to the piece de resistance of the album ! Austin Gold’s very own Sloe Gin , Home ain't Home with a spellbinding finale .

The rest of the album follows a similar pattern with strong blues rock songs with a hint of Pink Floyd about them !!

I can highly recommend this album . There is absolutely no filler .

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