Western Sand – Western Sand [EP]


Hampshire, UK rockers Western Sand released a four-song, eponymous EP in 2013.

Well-written and well-mixed, the EP is surprisingly polished for a debut.

Songs have a nice, smooth idea flow.

Tunes are mid-tempo, with chunky rock licks and a big backbeat; just the right amount of dirt for the grab they’ve got, tight & together.

Two guitar tracks are heard: each one audible in it’s own right, with it’s own wide sonic spectrum.

Thankfully, the vocal doesn’t sound Auto-Tuned: it’s very characteristic and well-planned.

If you crave good, toothy rock & roll without any metal edge or weak spots, this is a great disc to pick up.

These guys are going places! None of the four songs are ‘amazing’, but all are rock solid, pun intended.

Agreeable and groove-laden, Western Sand is reminiscent of American classic rock.

It’s only rock and roll, and you’ll like it!


Track Listing:
A Place I Call Home
Take It Away
Broken Bones
Welcome to the Badlands

Band Lineup:
Tyler Hain – guitar/lead vocals
Jimmy Bradshaw – guitar
Findley Hotchkiss – bass guitar
Nathan J. Kay – drums

Official Band Website
Official Band Facebook Page

About Iris North

My formal position is: editor and music reviewer. I joined the PlanetMosh army in 2012. I enjoy extreme metal, 'shred' guitar, hard rock, prog rock, punk, and... silly pop music!