Monday, December 11, 2023

Devil Teasin’ with The Commoners

Out now is brand new single ‘Devil Teasin’ Me’, the brand new single from Canadian roots-rockers The Commoners.

The first single from The Commoners’ third studio album, due for worldwide release from Gypsy Soul Records in 2024, it’s a Faustian bargain committed as narrative with a rock ‘n roll heartbeat that grooves in all the right places.

Chris Medhurst’s pleading lead vocals question, “Is this who I’m meant to be?” all of which pulls the listener into the ring as the vocalist  talk of battling personal demons. Lush harmonies and group vocals coil around spirited organ and driving percussion,  gripping the track.

’Devil Teasin’ Me’ embodies the spirit of rock, blues, soul, and roots,” said Medhurst. “We wanted to capture the sheer excitement of roots rock. This is the music that we listen to.”

The Black Crowes are a considerable influence for us,” added Medhurst. “Derek Trucks, Marcus King, Led Zeppelin, and The Allman Brothers Band, too. These are the bands that we wear on our sleeves as we aspire to create our own music and sound.”

“As with our previous album, we wanted to marry old and new southern rock together in a way that was unique to the band’s Canadian roots,” explained lead guitarist Ross Hayes Citrullo. “By adding the soul and rock elements of The Black Crowes, and the southern blues rock undertones of The Allman Brothers to a production style akin to Blackberry Smoke and Rival Sons, I think we developed an authentic sound that compares sonically to some of our favourite records across all of those music genres.”

The single is available from all streaming platforms by clicking here and you can check out the single here at RAMzine.

The band developed over the course of a decade, adapting through challenging times to form the line-up as it exists today which consists of Chris Medhurst (vocals, guitar), Ben Spiller(bass), Ross Hayes Citrullo(lead guitar), Adam Cannon(drums), and Miles Evans-Branagh (keyboards).

Offering their own blend of rock and roll, southern blues, and roots music, the Toronto-based five-piece band are known for their high-energy riffs, soulful vocals, and rich harmonies, delivering an unforgettable, authentic Southern-style rock experience.

With two UK and European tours under their belt, The Commoners are a band to watch out for, and they’ve more on the horizon – They’ll be appearing nationwide supporting Samantha Fish and Jesse Daytonfrom 19-30 October 2023, followed by a headline gig at the Bourne Music Club on Wednesday 1st November- See full tour dates listed below).

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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