Dublin based Gorilla Troubadour have released their second single ‘Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts’ and boy it’s a doozy. Following the release of their debut single ‘The Apple Truck’ and an ensuing tour around Ireland, the band have made a name for themselves as gritty rockers, combining powerful riffs and ear catching hooks. Over the summer they played at festivals such as Townlands Carnival and Gael Linn as well as a headline in The Workman’s Club as part of Gigonometry and packing out Geoff’s Bar in their hometown of Waterford. The band recently headlined The Workmans Club on the 17th of January to a full venue.
‘Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts’ is a thrilling smooth criminal that terrorizes and haunts with slick charm and staggering swagger while an abrasive instrumental backdrop entraps you in Gorilla Troubadour’s sound. These guys have style for sure, as biting raw guitars erode through the punchy drums while a sensual bassline wiggles, weaves and lures you deeper into this bewitching track. The guitars wail and pierce creating a haunting atmosphere of danger and mystery while panache soaked deep vocals coo and entrap over this blistering display. It’s catchy, exhilarating and magnificently crafted. The rich depths in this track are pretty masterful for such a young band- the darkness swirls and rumbles through that sublime bubbling and fermenting bassline while the finesse on guitars creates a sweet tension release, all the while the track is coiling and intertwining with lush backing vocal lulls and pristine harmonies as the track builds to a dramatic crescendo. Gorilla Troubadour have meticulously crafted this song- constructing its component parts prudently and the result is pretty impressive. I’m loving their professional, crisp yet corrosive and enthralling sound.
The launch gig for ‘Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts’ is scheduled in Whelans on for the 19th of February. Also planned are launch dates in venues all across the country as the band look to build on their success of 2018.
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