Glaswegian 3 piece Gordon’s Alive! are, as they say themselves, all about the rawk!
Vocals on a range somewhere between those of Axl Rose and Chris Cornell, crashing cymbals, cranked up, sometimes piercing guitars… this is a proper rock band – they even stick in a guitar solo or two!
Personally, I’m not keen on this band lyrically – for me, it’s all a bit 80s. Songs about women driving men crazy aren’t really ground breaking, in my opinion. Their stronger moments appear during songs like Strange Days – it’s quite Beck in places, and that provides a different dimension to an otherwise traditional sounding rock song. However, and I rarely say this, but I think it would be improved if the band reined it in a bit – less can definitely be more.
Fair play, though, this band are getting loads of gigs, and radio airplay is starting to happen for them. There’s a definite group of people who will love this music, it just doesn’t really appeal to me that much, that’s all.
If you’re in Glasgow on 13th February, nip along to Rockus Bar and see Gordon’s Alive! – no doubt they will raise the roof from noise alone!
You can buy the album, Strange Days, here, and contact them here: