"Good Times for bad girls"
Recorded in Nashville's "analog wonderland", The Bomb Shelter, "Good Times For Bad Girls", the debut EP from Birmingham, AL based rock & roll quartet, Alabama Rose, is an explosive, raw collection of rock tunes. Produced by Nashville musical virtuoso, Jon Estes, the six song EP is wildly original while tipping a strong hat to the recording styles of yesterday-year. "This EP is us playing our hearts out in two or three takes. We didn't want to sound perfect, we wanted to sound real. And I think that's what rock and roll is supposed to be about", says front woman Brittany Ayres, who adopted the moniker Alabama Rose some five years ago.
The EP features jazz based latin grooves, energetic garage-rock tunes, and even a soulful rock ballad. Alabama Rose's sound calls to mind such greats as as Blondie, Led Zeppelin and Jerry Lee Lewis. The album's first track, "Buffalo", is a high-energy race through surf riffs, vintage Farfisa and hyper-dynamic drum beats. Rose's vocals are sharp and untamed, propelling the band forward from beginning to end with climactic drive.
It's clear that Alabama Rose are well-versed musicians. "Good Intentions", the third track from their EP, is a dark, dramatic samba tune that features saturated vocals, twangy desperado guitar and ghostly three-part harmonies. Lyrically, the band tells a story of Gold Rush era bandits and unfortunate townsfolk while preaching a somber message. "Good Intentions often lead you nowhere...the song says it all", says Rose. "This song is a reminder that you can have every good thing in the world going for you...talent, ambition, a good heart, there's always gonna be folks out there who are looking to get ahead from what you've got. It's a reminder to stay sharp no matter what. It's a lesson I've had to learn the hard way."
Quickly garnering a reputation for their fiercely outstanding live performances, Alabama Rose are a band that leaves nothing on the table, both in the studio and on stage. Their EP, which released on March 4, 2017, is available on Spotify, iTunes, in music stores and through the band's website, www.alabamaroseofficial.com, where fans can also find upcoming tour dates, news, info and more. If you like good music, this is a band that doesn't disappoint.