Mavalour - Election Smile

Mavalour is French for rock n' roll, apparently, and rock n' roll is what these Californian rockers bring in spades.Mavalours' second album is filled with the things that define rock & roll; cool guitars, a singer with a great set of pipes and bags full of attitude everywhere!

Mavalour are very much in the same rich classic rock vein as Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes and The Rolling Stones, yet they offer up something that's always a little different and unique. They have been described as an Americana meets early British rock & roll band with Piano, Hammond Organ, back up singers and yes, lots and lots of slide guitar, and they sound terrific!

Tracks like 'Time To Ride', One and Lonely', 'If I Fall', 'Election Smile' and 'Filling Colour' just ooze a certain class and maturity. This band deserve to be huge, they have the talent, the drive and the songs. Check 'em out!

Rating 9/10

by Barrry Gennard

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