Italy’s RAINBOW BRIDGE have a new album out, Drive being their fifth full-lengthy album. Eight tracks, with blues, psych, southern, and heavy rock elements. Lots of great guitar, including a few cool instrumentals. Drive starts off with the slower paced “Until My Wings Wills Be Stronger”, which a few of these tracks are. Standout cuts for me would be the instrumentals “Black Monday” and “Still Drives” – which starts and ends acoustically, but in there it builds into a nice driving rocker. The 14 minute+ epic “Tears Never Here” is also great, another driving tune, with plenty of changes, an acoustic intro reminiscent of Zeppelin; includes an excellent vocal as well, making for a dreamy summertime tune. *For more info check out the press info and links below.
‘Drive’, the new album by Apulian Rainbow Bridge, comes almost three years after the latest, ‘Unlock’, released in the summer of 2020.
‘Drive’ is ideally divided into three parts. A first part is dedicated to the songs, a second part to the instrumental pieces and finally a long ‘concept’ suite that contains all the souls of the band.
«Our most ambitious project so far – says the band -, a kind of double album, like all our favorite bands have done.»
The band’s references start from classic rock – The Who and Jimi Hendrix Experience – a good influence of Irish hard blues – Rory Gallagher and the early Thin Lizzy – mixed with the more current sound of Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss)’s stoner/desert rock and Color Haze.
Rainbow Bridge will release ‘Drive’ on CD and digital platforms on March 24th. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Giuseppe JimiRay Piazzolla – vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, lyrics
Fabio Chiarazzo – bass guitar, lyrics, background vocals
Paolo Ormas – drums, cymbals, background vocals, lyrics
Arranged & Produced by Rainbow Bridge.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cosimo Cirillo at New Born Records studio.
Pic by JimRay – Artwork by Nesia_Earth
1. Until My Wings Will Be Stronger
2. Years of Beer
3. Black Monday
4. I Saw My Dad Play Air Guitar
5. Make Peace
6. Stills Drives
7. Tears Never Here
8. Coming Out
Rainbow Bridge was born in 2006 inspired by the sounds of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and heavy psychedelic blues. Right from the start the band tried to give a personal touch even if they were cover songs or standards. The band played in many rock and blues festivals over the years – Blues in Town, WoodInstock, Jimi Hendrix Live, Campania Blues, Bitonto Blues, South Italy Blues Connection, Blues a Balues, Dogana Blues, Freakout Stoned Fest ecc. – and opened for bands like Oh Sees, Putan Club and more. Over time, several bassists have come and gone in the band but when Fabio in late 2015 joining trio, the band started producing new music. Since 2017, three self-produced albums have been released on Bandcamp – plus a live album and a cover album – with very positive feedback from the press and critics even outside Italy. The band is featured on the first volume of the ‘Stoner Freak Anthology’ with second album ‘Lama’.