With staunch backing from Hard Rock Hell – having won HRH’s battle-of-the-bands alike Highway To Hell competition 4 months into their bandship, and obtaining a record deal from HRH-affiliated record label Off Yer Rocka Recordings in the process – Ryders Creed are very much the cats who got the hard-earned cream. As we’re slowly watching our beloved heritage bands fade away like shadows battling the sunrise, bands like Ryders Creed are picking up the torch and preparing to lead the way with other rock’n’roll fledglings.
Opening with balls-to-the-wall “Headspace”, the self-titled Ryders Creed thrills with a lip-biting level of strut and jagged-edged riffs that swiftly saunter with a sleaze tone. Vocalist Ryan Antony demonstrates his skill at conjuring vocal melodies that glide with a velvet-smooth ease, whilst maintaining densely thick command of the robust wall of instrumentation that backs him, as in the devilishly dirty “RISE”.
An album filled to the brim with defiant rock’n’roll Cinderella tales, “Set You Free” plucks the sunshine blues of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell, whilst “My Life” swaggers with a villainous son-of-a-bitch groove à la Slash’s Snakepit. Meanwhile, acoustically dusted “The Only Thing I’m Good At” simmers with a desert plain heat, narrating Ryders Creed’s die-hard commitment to rock’n’roll, with Antony promising that he’ll ‘transcend all the legends as [he] make[s his] own way’ (HEAVY will hold him to that).
“Ryder” nips with the old-time boogie rumble of Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down”, complete with the relentless muscularity of Richard Clark’s bumbling bass, whilst the lyrically clichéd, no-prudes-allowed “Begging For More” creates a chasmic rhythm that crashes with devastating weight.
Delivered with sucker punch gusto, Ryders Creed have truly brought home the bacon for fans who supported the production of the album via PledgeMusic and sizzled it to a fine crunch.
Thu 12th April- The Underworld, Camden, London
Sun 29th April – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham – Album Party
Sun 13th May – Hard Rock Hell’s Road Trip 2018, Ibiza
Sun 27th May – Breaking Bands Festival 2018, Stoke-on-Trent – Acoustic
Sat 16th May – Hard Rockin’ Love Livin’ Fest 2018, Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
Sun 17th June – A Celebration of The Flapper, The Flapper, Birmingham – Headline Show
Fri 22nd June – Wildfire Festival 2018
Sat 23rd June – Samantha Trust Charity Show, Upper Longdon – Acoustic
Sat 30th June – The Station, Cannock – Headline Show
Sat 7th July – Seven Sins Festival 2018
Sat 14th July – FUSE Festival 2018, Beacon Park, Lichfield
Sun 15th July – S.O.S Fest 2018, Prestwich, Greater Manchester
Sun 21st July – Warton Music Festival 2018
Sun 28th July – The Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton – Headline Show
Sun 18th August – Redrum, Stafford – Headline Show
Sun 25th August – Route 44, Acocks Green – Headline Show
Sun 6th October – Four Sticks Festival, London
Sun 27th October – The Globe, Glossop – Headline Show
Fri-Sun 9th -11th November – Hard Rock Hell 12
Sun 8th December – Rock n’ Roll Circus Events Xmas Charity Bash 2018
Sun 15th December – The O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – Headline Show