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Robby Thorne - Single Review: The White Thorn Track

23 Nov 2017 // A review by butch181
Creating a hybrid of two distinct musical genres is a tightrope act; trying to simultaneously display and maintain the characteristics of both the Rock and Country genres in a way that feels organic to the audience. Robby Thorne strives to achieve this task by the addition of the amplified electric guitar to an otherwise country track.

Cowbells and banjos adorn the track, but the vocals are the truly distinguishing characteristic of the track, and it swings the musical style more towards the country music genre. Thorne's vocal style has a very distinctive "twang" that adds power to his vocals and gives that southern cowboy sound.

Listening to Thorne's vocals, it is reminiscent of both The Offspring's Dexter Holland, and Metallica's James Hetfield. Thorne seems to have more fun with the country style of singing, but the heavier, more abrasive style in the chorus feels more organic and natural. Personally, I prefer his earlier tracks such as the 2016 single Quick Whiskey, which is trends more towards the rock side, but it is refreshing to see acts moving outside of the generic guitar-bass-drums setup.


Review written by Alex Moulton

About Robby Thorne

Robby Thorne is New Zealand's latest solo artist combining Country themes, life & stylings to hard rock heritage born from the mind of Rob Sadd (Puppeteer).

Rob Sadd was born in Auckland NZ but spent his formative growing up years in the country Western Bay's suburb of Whakamarama about 30mins out of Tauranga. He began playing live right from the first moment of picking up an electric guitar "My first guitar was purchased the day after I made my first band, at that stage I hadn't played more than a chord".

At 15, Whitethorne was born, a punk band made up of 3 local boys, this project grew to become blues rock band Acid Rain as the musician's grew in age, ability, taste & influence and established their own sound, the sound that Robby Thorne has now has evolved further into his current solo sound.

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