Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love (album review)

by Woody on July 11, 2017

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Photo by Marie Lin

From the moment Steven Hyden told me to start listening to Sheer Mag, they have become a staple in my listening diet. Led by the force of nature, Tina Halladay, the Philly 5-piece deliver an abundance of riffs on this homage to 70s rock and punk.

Over the course of three self-released EPs (all 4 songs in length) the band delivered a raw unfiltered blend of punk and 70s riff-rock. On their first LP, the production is a little tighter without sending over-produced; and there is more variety to their output. Its everything you could hope for a band making the metaphorical transition from toddler years to teen years.

The albums jumps out of the gates with Meet Me In The Street that paints a picture of the recent protests. Kyle Seely’s riff combined with Halladay’s lyrics whips up the atmosphere. The title tracks follows with a riff and hook that has a Jackson 5 flavor to it with a theme of people needing to stay together during these absurd times. Later on, they mix in a hint of twang flavor courtesy of another of Seely riff on Suffer Me that pays tribute to the Stonewall Riots.

I had high expectations for this album. Sheer Mag met those and then some.

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