Piston release video for new single “Let Us Rise”
UK rockers Piston consisting of lead vocalist Rob Angelico, guitarists Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt, bassist Stuart Egan and drummer Brad Newlands have released a video for their new single “Let Us Rise” from their self-titled album, which was released back in September 2019.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Piston‘s self-titled album: “Upon listening to my promo copy of Piston‘s upcoming full-length self-titled album, all I could think was rock n’ roll doesn’t have to be complicated. Keeping it simple can yield great results. Piston aren’t reinventing the wheel with their music as they deliver some straight up rock that is almost impossible not to like. Frankly, I thought that the songs were so simple that I might get bored of them after a few listens but the opposite has occurred. The more I listen to Piston‘s self-titled record, the more I enjoy it and the more I discover something new about each song that I didn’t notice the previous times that I heard it. And although the songs themselves seem to simple, the reality is that it’s tough to write simple great songs. After all, if Poison could come up with a “Nothin’ But A Good Time” on every record, they would have done so in a heartbeat.”
Piston rely on some simple yet effective guitar riffs, the raspy vocals from Rob Angelico and a solid rhythm section. They are not shy from repeating guitar riffs, vocals, etc. to get them embedded in your mind. The opening track “Dynamite” with the words “C’mon, c’mon” is a prime example. Piston are also very good at pacing themselves and letting the various sections of their songs a little room to breathe. Take for example the band’s single “Rainmaker” which is almost played at a slower pace than you would expect but it works and gives the track a certain heavy feel to it like Black Sabbath. Angelico‘s singing on the track “Go Now” reminds me at times of the singing from Bryan Fontez of the now defunct Canadian band Last Bullet. Angelico‘s raspy delivery also reminds me a bit of current The Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi‘s vocals. There’s a certain swagger to Angelico‘s singing that is really enjoyable.”
Piston‘s “Let Us Ride” video: