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Lucifer Gunne - Single Review: HRM

22 May 2018 // A review by Andrew Smit
Wellington based 4-piece rock act Lucifer Gunne, fronted by singer/guitarist/songwriter Rory McDonald, have produced a cool track that stands out as something different that's engaging and passionate. This new single HRM is a wonderful mix of bubbly funk rock that is striking and compelling. From the outset your ears are greeted to a clean and very upbeat funky guitar that plucks along to a rolling drum beat, it sounds good and it lifts your spirits.

Rory McDonald’s tuneful crooning is strong and clearly audible, as the song progresses Rory’s vocal becomes more dominant and persuasive, like when he exerts the refrain “Don’t hesitate, just walk away” his vocal tone is elevated to be more prominent and it becomes part of the melodic composition, and it's good.

As we near the end the guitars start to distort and build up to its sudden but very gratifying end. HRM is a robust and upbeat song that must be a killer live, but this studio cut is just as nice played loud on any device.


Review written by Andrew Smit
 

About Lucifer Gunne

Lucifer Gunne is an alternative rock band formed in Wellington, New Zealand, founded by Rory McDonald 

Starting out solo, Rory, worked on the first EP, The Red King with the idea of a whole band sound, rather than a solo project in mind. A couple of months after the release debut EP, he met the guitarist (Don Mackenzie) and ex-drummer (Henry Thomas) in the crowd at a pixies concert. They played their first show at Valhalla on March 30th 2017 and have been playing, gigging, practicing and recording ever since. The current lineup consists of Rory McDonald (Lead vocals, Bass Guitar), Don Mackenzie (Rhythm Guitar), Steve Henwood (Lead Guitar) and  Taylor Johnston-Criscuola (Drums)


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Releases

The Red King
Year: 2017
Type: EP

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