Sons of York

Opening with the devilishly handsome and chaotic title track, this EP from local quartet Sons of York is the latest in a long line of releases that showcase the type of honest power rock that for some reason hasn’t made the Kennerd brothers + Darren Hebner household names. The six tunes, including such anthems as “Young Blood Unite” and a new version of the previously released “Smoke/Drink” were produced and fleshed out by Winnipeg pop genius/Indicator Indicator main man Sandy Taronno to near perfection. While some might come down on the band for a lack of diversity throughout its career, there’s something to be said for consistency - the straight-up-rock formula Sons of York perfected long ago will outlast whatever fad hits the radio next week and lends a certain amount of credibility to the project (though there is diversity in the subtle “Answer” and moody “Sweet Sarah”). 

Published in Volume 68, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 13, 2014)

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