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Paradise

by Cold Years

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fadeup The rock anthems of longing. Driving anger and brimming tears. "Standing on a corner on a night like this... Cause I’m too scared to go inside and give you someone to miss..." "I wanna run with you
Straight into the sunset...
I want a life with a view"
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Tim Grady Fell in love with this record immediately. I listened to the first two tracks and that was enough for me to download the whole LP. All the tunes pack a beautiful punch. If you enjoy hard Rock n Roll with no pretence, look no further. I haven't decided on a favourite track, they all rock. Aberdeen's answer to The Wildhearts - I mean that as a compliment 👍🤘
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falkdanger Partly maybe a bit too much in the direction of pop music, the band nevertheless makes really good folk punk / Americana, which convinces especially with the lyrics. The whole album gives you the feeling to drive with your convertible and a bottle of beer on a great journey. Favorite track: 62 (My Generation's Falling Apart).
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Breathe 02:59
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The Waits 03:55
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Electricity 03:32
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Too Far Gone 02:56
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Hold On 03:32
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Dropout 03:20
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Hunter 03:15

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It doesn't come much more grim than life in a gritty, remote Scottish city like Aberdeen. So says northeast native Ross Gordon, anyway, vocalist with rising, heart-on-sleeve rock four-piece, Cold Years. If you want a sense of the true sound of youth disaffection in post-Brexit Britain, look no further. This summer, the band will finally release their highly anticipated debut album Paradise ­– a title bearing more than a suggestion of sarcastic snarl to go along with the considerable bite found on the music contained within.

"Our hometown is a shithole," Ross spits, with characteristically direct candour. "The album is called Paradise because Aberdeen is not a paradise. It's horrible, it's grey, and it's cold all the time. We all live and work here, and it's not very happy. It's quite morbid when you stop to think about it. But at the same time, it's home."

Unlike the often-bleak subject matter that inspired them, however, the songs of Paradise burst from the speakers with a 'clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose' soul, spring boarding off timelessly vintage-tinged sounds, fueled by lung-busting choruses and buffed-up with a thoroughly modern-day, blue-collar punk rock sheen. It's a proud rock'n'roll record, capturing with unflinching honesty a world that offers little reason for hope, even if the songs sound anything but hopeless.

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released September 4, 2020

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Cold Years Aberdeen, UK

Let others lose their heads when the pressure hits, though. Cold Years know who they are, and they're staying true to their roots. And despite a journey ahead that promises to send them far and wide, they won't ever forget where they came from even if it is rubbish. ... more

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