It’s been an eventful six months for Northern Irish rockers Sweet Taste (formed in 2009), in that time they have grown steadily as a live band and came through the turbulent experience of replacing line-up members. These events have all helped hone them as a highly professional and in demand unit on the NI rock scene.
With a new rhythm section in situ the outfit have reached what could be the first of many high points in their career, they are currently poised to take to the stage at the prestigious Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales this December. This coming from their recent barnstorming performance at the Highway To Hell band competition in Glasgow, where Total Biker FM caught up with this act, that yours truly has been a fan of for some time.
This three track CD may feature the original line-up, but its sound and pace are well worth checking out, to give you a heads up as to what to expect when you see these guys live.
Influenced by the likes of Aerosmith, The Black Crows and Led Zeppelin, Sweet Taste’s sound is a unique one that somehow seems familiar too. Each song on offer here has a catchy and punchy pace to it that simply cries out for you to tap your foot, punch the air and sing along.
With lead singer Niall’s gritty vocals in fine form the tracks kick off nicely with what in my opinion is the best song here. ‘Hanging Around In Bars’ is an all sing all dancing mix of nice guitar work, well planned beats and pure honest vocals. Next up ‘Otherside’ takes a slightly less in your face approach to proceedings and in doing so lets us into the creativity and storytelling this band can give us if they so desire. Rounding things off we get the bluesy sounding ‘Dancing Shoes’, this is an easy going number that builds itself up well into a crescendo. This may be a short and concise sample of the ware Sweet Taste have to peddle, but it does indeed sell them well and should gain many new fans and opportunities for them along the way.
Now they have the new rhythm section firmly in place Sweet Taste are an even tighter unit and one that whilst superbly represented in this CD, are better in the flesh. With a steady stream of live gigs under their belts and many more in the works the guys are now gearing up to not only rock Wales this December, but to also head into the studio to get some more of their well-crafted songs in the can for release in 2012. I for one look forward to hearing those songs and reviewing them too.
4 out of 5