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[SINGLE REVIEW] Red Gazelle: Damascus

Hailing from Sydney, Australia are up and coming rock outfit Red Gazelle. The 4-piece have just released new single, ‘Damascus,’ which is a follow-up to 2015 single, ‘Time Won’t Heal.’

Engineered and mixed by Dan Antix at Def Wolf Studios and mastered by Andrew Edgson at 301 Studios, ‘Damascus,’ is well-produced yet still maintains a grungy edge rock fans will love.

The track, which is named after one of the oldest cities in the Middle East (thanks, Google!) kicks things off with a delicious drum intro and tight guitar work. Vocalist Julian Cartwright is an immediate stand out with a voice similar to that of Myles Kennedy. In fact, the whole tune is very Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators which will definitely appeal to a wide audience.

‘Damascus’ has a cruisey summer vibe, which I like. It’s an atmosphere is created through the use of tight vocal harmonies and simple, driving drums courtesy of Dave Schneide. As the tune drops down in the bridge Cartwright repeats, “I know we can be better than we all are now.” This simple vocal part builds effectively into the last chorus and really summarises what this whole track is about.

‘Damascus’ is not a showy song by any means; it is a straight-up rock number that is well-written, honest and to the point. Yet it will still get heads nodding and people singing along in the chorus.

‘Damascus’ is available now digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.

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