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Red Monday - Self Titled Debut Album Review





Chicago's, Red Monday are a indie rock band who embrace Classic Rock vibes with British and of course American influences. They released their self titled debut album on the 9th August 2014, after forming under wonderful coincidences, such as being in the right place at the right time, as singer/songwriter Jim Miller and singer Rick Harris happened to be at the same club, standing next to each other after a band break up of 25 years or more, and later that week Jim and drummer Michael McCarron talk on the phone after being in a band 20 years ago, these are just some of the makings of how Red Monday formed..so was this meant to be?!... 

First song, 'She's On Fire' is highly melodic with nice vocals and tones, which are apparent immediately from Rick Harris, who possesses a beautiful and pleasing voice, which is delivered in a upbeat and serene manner, but with a Classic Rock vibe evident also.

The first single, 'Time' (It's About Time) has superb catchy rhythms and riffs which are fairly slow tempo and have a blues influence; this sweet romantic song will make you swoon!

'You Move Me' opens on soaring vocals and has all the right beats and melodies through the clever and well thought out structure, this one will stay with you and may be a contender for one of the strongest songs featured!

Closing song, the soft 'Somebody Else' is a beautiful stripped back acoustic one, which shows off Rick's wonderful emotive and impressive vocals. Half way through more instruments come in to add more ambience and depth, which works well and is structured brilliantly, making for a pleasant and memorable ending.

This is a enjoyable and radio friendly love focused classic rock influenced self titled debut, which has no shortage of prominent hooks, soulful vocals, and dynamic songs! As a package all songs work coherently together, and not to mention the production which is very professional and clean sounding - it's almost hard to believe this is their debut, but the bands past and experience aids this and with that in mind just think what else is to come from Red Monday following their high impact debut! This is a great success and formation story for a band which worked extremely well and I imagine will for a long time to come! Why not brighten up the first day of the week, instead of dreaded Monday, make it a 'Red Monday'!






Check out the new single and video for 'Time' (It's About Time) -



Red Monday Links:
Website: http://redmondaymusic.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-monday/id893445639?uo=4
YouTube Video Single: http://youtu.be/1qHB3B7MStA

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