Suns Of Stone: Suns Of Stone

Blues is the warmest colour.

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As the world spins madly out of control around them, Ottawa's Suns Of Stone inhabit a cozy little enclave where it's forever 1971, and rock'n'roll comes in any colour as long as it's blue.

The barefoot blues rock of revivalists like the Black Crowes flows through them, as frontman Alan Charlton’s gusty, gutsy bellow wraps itself tightly around tough, no-nonsense riffs.

You’ve heard this a million times before, but it’s not really about innovation. This is chicken soup music - familiar, comforting, expertly executed with a clear respect for Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but it could have done with a bit more spice to make it memorable.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.