Monday, February 26, 2024

This Way for The Commoners

Canadian roots-rock quintet The Commoners are on track for another banger year in 2024 with the release of their hotly tipped third album, Restless. The only downside to that being it’s not due for release until 21st June via Gypsy Soul Records.

Making up for that as something as a teaser is ‘The Way I Am’, the second single taken from the new album, released digitally today.

With a studied Black Crowes/Humble Pie delivery the band lay down the backbone for lead singer Chris Medhurst to state his modus operandi for life, before hitting the power chords for a more anthemic approach, alongside some wide-lipped gospel harmonies.

It follows previous single, ‘Devil Teasin’ Methat proved immensely popular on British classic rock radio including a 10-week run and over 90 spins on Planet Rock. The song is available on all streaming platforms here, and you can check out the music video right here at RAMzine.

A natural evolution from their 2022 album Find A Better Way, 2024’s ten track strong Restless album is said to offer “a peek behind the curtain of success, revealing the gruelling routines and ragged emotions that hide behind the glamorous aesthetic of a rock band on the rise”.

With introspective, slower-tempo numbers pocketed amongst rip-roaring anthems, the new album, recorded at RHC Music in Toronto, and described as “a portrait of a hardworking group revitalising a classic genre”.

Restless can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

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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