Contemporary UK rock band, ALBANY DOWN, came together in 2008 with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to modern rock bands like The Black Keys and Clutch. But with their 2011 debut album, South of the City, they found their own sound.
Albany Down are Paul Muir on vocals; guitarist Paul Turley; drummer Donna Peters and bassist Billy Dedman.
The band are a hard-working, road-tested outfit, who have been well received at the Burnley and Maryport International Rock and Blues Festivals as well as the legendary 100 Club. In 2013, they have been touring the UK, playing at festivals and music venues, most recently supporting John Lee Hooker Jr.
Their live show never disappoints. They run on pure adrenalin, unrelenting energy and raw emotion and soon have any crowd entranced.
The band have recorded a brace of albums with award-winning producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers). Their formidable second album, Not Over Yet, is full of their strongest songs, lingering melodies and great musicianship. This album finds the band playing to their strengths as they explore the full scope of their musical dynamics to match their fast-rising song craft. And where vocalist Paul Muir could previously have been compared to the likes of Paul Rodgers, he stamps his own personality on this album, while guitarist Paul Turley produces a virtuoso impassioned performance.
Its one thing to focus on your style and develop your sound, but quite another to deliver songs that can set you apart from your contemporaries. Not Over Yet does just this, with a strong sense of light and shade in the song-writing. There are tracks based on thunderous guitar riffs and pounding drums juxtaposed with soulful, soaring, emotionally-charged ballads.