Shock Radar – Live Like Lions (SINGLE)
Band/Artist: Shock Radar
Album: Live Like Lions
Genera/ Hard Rock, Grunge, Alternative Rock
Bio: Shock Radar is the experimental art rock project of NY songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter Lee J Diamond. He has worked as a session musician for members of The Verve, Stabbing Westward, Small Black and The Slits. After touring and recording for acts like The Feud, Aerial Love Feed/Rockethouse, and Blood City, he is now giving life to his own material as a singer and composer.
“Live Like Lions” is this latest musical teaser and it has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to this arrangement and performance. First: The impressive band delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: Lee Diamond’s voice and overall look hit the mark remarkably well. He has the attributes required of an effective front man and strikes me as a musical mastermind. His voice reminds me of a cross between Trent Reznor and Chris Cornell. Third: his overall sound, image and amazing action packed music is amazing. “Live like Lions” is a skillful combination of Classic Rock , Hard Rock and Alternative Rock yet with a slight Indie-College-Grunge aftertaste that will remind you of Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots and even Soundgarden. Shock Radar has the power and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. There’s also a unique quality to this single that breaks the mold when compared to the mundane rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say – well let me start by saying there is nothing fake and superficial about Shock Radar – what you see is what you get. They are the exact opposite of say Nikelback and not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this song truly is as they have effectively found the voice for all frustrated rockers out there who have no band with any balls to look up to. This single covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nice touch. l also like the old grunge-retro rock look reminiscent of classic Seattle scene.
I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a raw sound that is passionate and entertaining very much like the band. This latest single from Shock Radar will genuinely rock your world, shake the tree and slap you upside you head unlike most music you hear on the radio these days. Where there is smoke there is fire, and where there fire there is Lee Diamond and “Shock Radar.”
MUSIC can be purchased @ I-TUNES http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-like-lions-single/id497809548
Written by Heather Savage edited by Cyrus Rhodes