Lloyd Miller Band – Not Too Late (EP)
Album/EP: Not Too Late
Genera: Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
By Michael Keith edited by Drew Blackwell
Review: Austin Texas based 3 –piece Lloyd Miller Band just released their debut EP entitled “Not Too Late” in November 2012. I have to say I was extremely impressed with these 3 singles “Not Too Late”, Whisper in the Dark”, Your Love.” They made quite the impression and each one possessed my full unadulterated attention, eager for what lied ahead. To be honest: I expected cheesy Sing Songy Pop that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature – very compatible for a mass audience. What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. All 4 songs are wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call positive pop-rock energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. A sentence from his bio really hits home: Reading from his Sonicbids bio: Lloyd Miller creates addictive and catchy rock songs with a hint of soulful blues and a positive message about life experiences that people can relate to. Band members include Lloyd Miller (vocals, guitar), Jason Clark (bass), Ace Alonzo (drums). Miler’s music reminded me of Jack Johnson, Matt Wertz, Amos Lee and Gavin Degraw just to name a few. But LMB has a hard rocking jagged edge cut from the same cloth as Collective Soul, Lifehouse, or even Daughtry. What I really like about Miler is how marketable he truly is. He’s got the look, the voice, he plays a mean guitar, he delivers music and lyrics straight from the heart. From Alternative Rock, to Southern fried Blues Miller’s music covers allot of ground. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Lloyd Miller is pointing us back in the right direction with this latest “Not Too Late” My hats off to the Producer expertise of CJ Eiriksson (U2, Matchbox 20, Incubus). If I could say anything to Miler right now – Put a few more “bad boy’ songs on your upcoming full length CD. I also recommend you tailor all your music/songs around a female fanbase predominantly. This is harder to do than it sounds. I also don’t agree with his REVERBNATION “Sounds Like” section: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, Pink Floyd, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin Official.
Lloyd Miller Band Links:
Official URL – http://www.lloydmilermusic.com/home.cfm
REVERBNATION – http://www.reverbnation.com/lloydmillerband
Purchase Link – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Too-Late/dp/B009ZTI11C
SONISBIDS – http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=373771#bio
Final Word: Lloyd Miller will affirm your faith in good music again. He’s the typical Pop-Rock artist but goes a bit deeper than the next guy with his real deal songwriting skills, solid musicianship, impressive persona and voice –all important trademarks of effective pop-rock artists. These latest string of songs all delivers a highly passionate EP with top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock and even Southern fried Blues to Jam Band.
Rating – 4/5