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Waiting For Good Luck

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The Treatment – ‘Waiting For Good Luck’

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The Treatment – Waiting For Good Luck – Album Review

‘Waiting For Good Luck’ is an apt title for the fifth studio album from Cambridge rockers The Treatment. Since bursting onto the scene and being hailed as the next big thing, the band have suffered a somewhat Spinal Tapesque rotation of members.

Unlike that group, it’s not the drummer that’s the problem! Dhani Mansworth being one of only two original members left from their 2008 foundation. Together with guitarist Tagore Grey, Mansworth has seen a revolving door of members including latest addition, bassist Andy Milburn.

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This has included three singers, with current vocalist Tom Rampton joining in 2017. Completed by Tao Grey on guitar, the band will be hoping for some stability and good luck moving forward. They will hope that ‘Waiting For Good Luck’ is the start of that process.

From the beginning of opening number ‘Rat Race’ onwards, you grow a sense that they may be in luck after all. Whilst this album delivers exactly the sound that you would expect from The Treatment, it delivers it very well.

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There are plenty of songs on this album that rate amongst the best that the band has produced. ‘Take It or Leave It’, ‘Lightning in a Bottle’, ‘Hold Fire’ and ‘Wrong Way’ lead the way but the rest of the album isn’t far behind.

You almost wait for a dip in quality that thankfully doesn’t come. From start to finish ‘Waiting For Good Luck’ delivers on the promise that has always surrounded The Treatment. The hope now has to be for that good luck to arrive and for the band to be able to push ahead as a group.

After all fans of Tuckman’s Theory of Group Development know that to perform you need to work through the forming, storming and norming stages. (I bet you didn’t expect to see Tuckman reference in a music review!).

With this fifth album you finally feel that The Treatment are ready to deliver their best performance!

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Serj Tankian presents ‘Elasticity’

Serj Tankian – ‘Elasticity’

This week saw System of a Down singer Serj Tankian announced the upcoming release of his new EP ‘Elasticity’. The EP will arrive on March 19, and you can pre-order your copy here.

Tankian also delivered a video for the single of the same name, which you can check out above.

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Skindred drop ‘It’s A Crime’ ahead of album re-issue

Skindred – ‘It’s A Crime’

Skindred are re-releasing their second album ‘Roots Rock Riot’ on 23 April. The album will be available on vinyl for the first time, and you can pre-order your copy here.

As the band prepare for the release they have dropped a new video for ‘It’s A Crime’ which previously only featured on the Japanese release. You can check it out above.

We Are The Ocean to re-issue ‘Go Now & Live’

We Are The Ocean Go Now And Live
We Are The Ocean – ‘Go Now And Live’

To celebrate the albums 10th anniversary, We Are The Ocean and Hassle Records are re-releasing ‘Go Now And Live’. This is another album arriving on vinyl for the first time. Pre-order your copy here.

Pale Waves announce huge UK Tour

Pale Waves Tour

As Pale Waves gear up for the release of their new album ‘Who Am I?’ on February 12th, the band have announced a huge UK Tour for early 2022. Pre-order your copy now here. Order from the Dirty Hit store before 5pm on February 9th for access to pre-sale tickets.

Grab your general sale tickets from February 12th here.

The Wildhearts prepare monster UK Tour

The Wildhearts Tour

The Wildhearts have announced a new monster tour of the UK. Made up of various re-arranged shows with a handful of brand new shows added in, the band will hit the road in September. For more information and to get tickets head here.

Normandie unveil new single ‘Hostage’

Normandie – ‘Hostage’

This week saw Normandie unveil their latest single ‘Hostage’, which you can check out above. The single comes ahead of their new album ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’ which arrives February 19th. You can pre-order your copy here.

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The Treatment return with new album and single

The Treatment Waiting For Good Luck
The Treatment – ‘Waiting For Good Luck’

This week The Treatment have announced their latest album ‘Waiting For Good Luck’ will be released on April 9th. You can pre-order your copy here.

Alongside their album announcement the band also released the accompanying single ‘Rat Race’, which you can check out here.

King Creature & Blind River team-up for socially-distanced tour

King Creature Blind River Tour

Finally this week, King Creature and Blind River have teamed up together for a special socially-distanced tour in the spring. Grab your tickets here.

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