Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are an up-and-coming act that have already garnered quite a lot of accolades. As their debut LP, From The Sandcastle is a seriously impressive romp that is every bit as sweet as it is short.
This album really shows off Bryant’s emotional investment in his music, as well as his powerful voicebox. The whole thing drips with style and show and is injected with focused energy. It’s quite reminiscent of decades-old arena rock, but that’s not surprising, considering Bryant cites Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Beck as hearty influences.
Those influences don’t overshadow Bryant’s own expertise, though. He commands the record with his own flair for huge, hard-hitting choruses and intricate verses. But he leaves some room for sonic intimacy too, as can be seen on the softer, slower track “Being Here.”
Though based in Nashville, Tyler and the band are heading off right away to tour the US and Canada with Jeff Beck. And if there’s one thing the group shows, it’s the potential for a big and bright future.
The Review: 9/10
Can’t Miss Tracks
- Good Life
- Kick the Habit
The Big Hit
- Good Life
Review by Tyler Quiring