SINGLE REVIEW: Save Me From Myself by Shotgun Mistress

A new arrival on the Australian hard rock scene is Melbourne’s Shotgun Mistress, a four-piece rock and roll slaying machine that has just released their second single Save Me From Myself. The new release follows their debut No Friend Of Mine, which attracted massive attention not only in the Australian rock scene but on radio and streaming playlists everywhere. Save Me From Myself captures all the raw uncompromising energy of the band’s live shows and consolidates it into an intense contemporary hard rock sonic display, replete with hypersonic riffs, memorable hooks and incessant, pounding grooves. Formed in 2018, Shotgun Mistress’s latest is a taste of their greatly anticipated forthcoming album due for release late in 2020. It kicks off with a rampaging riff, which not only reveals the band’s musical expertise, a line-up that features Matt Wilcock, who appears on the list of the 100 greatest metal guitarists of all time, but the group’s attitude and pure rock aesthetic vision; both of these aspects integral to a band’s ongoing success. Alongside these manic riffs are the melodic elements of the track, with Glenn Patrick’s dynamic and compelling vocals leading the charge. What lies behind this gargantuan sound is not only the speed, the energy, the bold and impressive performances but another aspect; an ability to absorb the fall-out from self-reflection and communicate them in a lyrical, direct and persuasive way. With such lines as, ‘Save this heart of mine, change this state of mind’, this combination elicits unexpected results; it’s a big rock record with heart, pulsing with an assertive grip on its influences, its history but with a unique and affecting interpretive approach. Save Me From Myself will no doubt add to the band’s expanding audience at both a national and global level. In a very short space of time Shotgun Mistress has managed to prove they have the grit and goods to deliver; their live shows are notoriously unforgettable and their records reflect this: that’s perhaps the most important element to have when one is a contemporary rock band on the verge of great things.

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