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Snakecharmer - Second Skin


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The album and video are now in the safe hands of @FrontiersMusic1
The album sleeve is nearly done and then that's all wrapped up!


Snakecharmer:
Chris Ousey - vocals
Laurie Wisefield - guitar
Simon McBride - guitar
Adam Wakeman - keyboards
Neil Murray - bass
Harry James - drums



www.snakecharmer.org

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BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Snakecharmer’s sophomore album, “Second Skin” on May 12, 2017.

 

The British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, MAGNUM), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne), and Chris Ousey (Heartland).

 

The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil's former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well.

 

Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support of the album’s release and built a solid fanbase in the UK and Europe. In 2016, Moody left the band and was replaced by the Irish-born Simon McBride on lead guitar. Simon was hailed “among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” by Guitarist Magazine and has built up an impressive resume playing with outstanding rock, soul, and blues artists.

 

“Second Skin” is the hotly anticipated second effort from Snakecharmer and brings the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n' roll played with heart and soul. Slightly harder edged compared to the debut, but with roots still firmly planted in the classic hard rock vibe with a hint of late '70s AOR, this new record sounds fresh and crisp.

Bassist Neil Murray says “It’s been a rather long journey, but finally I’m very pleased to announce that Snakecharmer are soon to release our new album, Second Skin. The band has now found its own unique musical identity, and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks. The band works in a very democratic and collaborative way, which means that sometimes there is a lot of discussion before decisions are finally made, and it was great to have a more objective viewpoint from producer Gary Stevenson, who also fired the band up with his ideas, enthusiasm and sonic skills. We can’t wait to get out on tour and play some of the new songs, together with the best of our established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase our new virtuoso guitarist, the brilliant Simon McBride.”

Strong, passionate, rocking, and blues-laden, “Second Skin” is quality British hard rock at its very best!

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Tracklisting:
1. Sounds Like A Plan
2. That Kind Of Love
3. Are You Ready To Fly
4. Follow Me Under
5. I'll Take You As You Are
6. Hell Of A Way To Live
7. Fade Away
8. Dress It Up
9. Punching Above My Weight
10. Forgive & Forget
11. Where Do We Go From Here

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  • 2 weeks later...

Actually enjoyed their first album which was....... how long, 4 years ago? Time flies...... different style, a little bluesy but I remember liking a number of songs on that one

 

Will have to dig it out again and also listen to that new track

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Nice. Liked the first album quite a bit, so defo gonna look at this one. Ousey sounds great

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Wow, this is crap. I didn't like the debut, but this is far worse. I really didn't like it at all. The opener is the best song on it, and it just gets worse when that one's done. My initial rating is a generous 49%.

 

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Have to agree with Geoff on this one,I liked not loved the 1st album but this one just plods along...I was so glad when it ended :(

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What makes you aroused then?

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What makes you aroused then?

 

Attractive females and good music?

 

... and handsome men.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I like Follow Me Under and That Kind of Love above, nice songs!

 

Agree, and throw 'Sounds Like A Plan' and 'Punching Above My Weight' too, i think that two songs are quite okay

however the rest are plain fillers I guess, so definitely two albums in, sadly are just not good enough overall to warrant a purchase

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