Formerly signed to the Snakefarm label, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown follow the successful release of 2020 album ‘Pressure’ with the release of ‘Shake the Roots’ on their own label. They return to their roots with this album as blues and rock n roll heavily influence it sonically and it is an energetic record. The production has an edge to it, capturing the essence of the band whilst lyrically it is their strongest collection to date. From the single ‘Ain’t None Watered Down’ which has a southern rock feel to it and has your toe, tapping along. The vocals are full of grit throughout. The standout track for me is ‘Tennessee’ which really captures the heart and soul of the State, it has a shuffle groove to it and the melody is really strong as it transports your mind to a honky tonk. In summary, this record feels like Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown have found themselves again, returning to their true identity.
Zoe Hodges, Editor