Bonamalis – Crossline Phoenix

From the first few drum beats that open the song, you can already tell that Cross Line Phoenix by Bonamalis is going to be something you’ll have stuck in your head for the next few weeks.

You have to constantly remind yourself that you’re not listening to a song by The Rolling Stones, and when you do, you realise just how brilliant this band is. With vocals from Jord Clarke delivering a heavy combination of sounds from the likes of Mick Jagger and Liam Gallagher, and a catchy, repetitive raw electric guitar riff, Cross Line Phoenix has you hooked instantly. Somehow this band manages to cleverly mix two decades of music together, yet add their own twist to give them their unique sound. One thing I love about this song is the subtle use of the bass. From its entrance at the beginning of the song, the bass works alongside the guitar to create a sound only a well-rehearsed and well-devised band could produce.

To those who believe rock ‘n’ roll is dead, I would recommend that you listen to this song. Keep an eye out for this band. Bonamalis are definitely going places.

Em Jones

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