The Fourth Album
Up-and-coming rock outfit, Bourbon House, have returned with their latest release, The Fourth Album. Following their 2021 record, Into The Red, their new album continues to see the band work classic rock inspirations into a modern tone with more creativity than the title of their latest album may let on.
Opening with the upbeat “Resonate”, Bourbon House, in both songwriting and performance, has come up with a song that sounds like it could have been pulled from The Rolling Stones songbook, circa 1971. The song is pure rock ‘n’ roll in a classic sense and immediately separates the band from their contemporaries due to their ability to conjure an era long gone, alongside Lacey Crowe’s stunning voice. This is further demonstrated with the following track, “Love Is. A Killer”, a Zeppelin inspired rocker driven by Jason Clark’s incendiary riffs.
As the remaining nine tracks press forward, The Fourth Album makes excellent use of its full-length format by refusing to rely on filler material. From the sinister and modern “Out For Blood” to the cinematically bluesy “20 To Life”, Bourbon House effortlessly breathe new life a refreshing sense of energy into the modern classic rock genre. Additional highlights include the soulful “Blue Magic”, and the relentless “Wild Days”. Front to back, The Fourth Album is an exciting affair.
Between Crowe’s vocals and Clark’s riffs, Bourbon House should be regarded alongside Dirty Honey as one of the most promising bands inspired by ‘70s classic rock. The Fourth Album demonstrates a truly strong understanding of the genre and how to modernise it. Most impressively, Bourbon House has created a sound that feels unique to them rather than sounding like a stale rehash of what was popular 50 years ago. Without a doubt, The Fourth Album puts Bourbon House a cut above their peers.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: BOURBON HOUSE – THE FOURTH ALBUM