The UK’s south west very own hard rockers, Sons of Liberty announce their sophomore deadly hitting, bourbon smoked new album, ‘Aces & Eights’. “There’s something here for all rock fans,’ says frontman Rob Cooksley “we take what we do seriously, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. That’s what rock n roll is all about!”
Groove laden rockers abound include lead single ‘Damaged Reputation’ (by Rowe Films), of which the video was shot amidst the recent Bristol Bridewell police station riots. “There we are, all dressed as convicts, shooting a video, and all hell breaks loose!” chuckles Rob. “No matter how well you live your life, in my experience there is always someone who is out to make things difficult for you, in work, family and relationships. That’s what this song is about.”
Opening with ‘Ruby Starr’ the album doesn’t so much as lay it’s cards down, it firmly slaps them down with visceral intent. An apt message for our time in ‘I Come in Peace’ and balanced by the amusing, tongue in cheek ‘Beef Jerky Boogie’ & ‘Whisky Is My Vaccine’. ‘We had a load of fun recording this as I concealed a bottle of whiskey and glass in the recording booth and proceeded to drink it on the sly…let’s hope our Producer doesn’t read this!” laughs Rob. The collection of songs tells stories of personal experiences mixed with historical events, creating a vivid tapestry of engagement for the listener.
Recorded in December 2020 at Momentum Studios, with renowned UK Producer Josiah J Manning (Kris Barras Band, Moriaty, Wille and The Bandits) the result is a gritty, yet polished ride throughout. “There’s some rockers, a couple of epics, ballads, the final song selection wasn’t at all straight forward! Having Josiah involved from an early stage was a massive help – it was almost like having a new sixth member in the band!” enthuses guitarist ‘Moose’.
Fronted by the exuberant Rob Cooksley (Vocals), a twin guitar attack in Fred Hale & Andy ‘Moose’ Muse with a powerhouse rhythm section in Mark Thomas (Bass) and Steve Byrne (Drums) – the boys are a group of well-travelled musicians drawn together by a shared love of the music of the southern states of USA and their desire to spread this with the good people of the UK; an energetic band that delivers an authentic and fresh show. This has been evident at festivals across the country including Planet Rock Rockstock, Giants of Rock, HRH Crows & Rock and Blues Custom Show. The band have a full UK tour and festival dates around the album release which can be found here: www.sonsoflibertyband.com/tour
Available June 18 on CD and all digital platforms with vinyl to come later in the year – ‘Aces & Eights’. Pull up a seat at the table, pour a drink and ‘The Sons’ will deal you in…