Thursday, March 09, 2017

Band Review: Blue Nation

Blue Nation is a rock band from Birmingham, England.

They self-describe as "riff driven melodic rock". You are always aware of the guitars, driving through and underscoring the music. It feels like there is a heavy blues influence (with some funk) that goes beyond the guitars and into the emotional content, which tends to be more on the anguished side.

There are elements of the song "Kiss" that remind me of INXS on "Original Sin". At times I think they remind me of Love and Rockets. While Blue Nation does not sound overwhelmingly like them, music hits us in different ways. Fans of the other two bands should check Blue Nation out.

Blue Nation plays regularly in the Birmingham area, with tour dates available on their main page and Facebook.

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