Just Drive are a brand new rock band emerging from Bridgend, in South Wales. Their music comprises of heavy guitar riffs and fast paced, hard hitting vocals. Their latest single ‘Something For The Weekend’ caught my attention within the first 5 seconds of hearing it. The intro knocked me off my feet and I’m sure it will do the same thing to you too. Definitely something to get excited about. If you’re a fan of bands like Saytr Play and The Himalayas then Just Drive will be right up your street.
‘Something For The Weekend’ is an incredibly catchy new single, and quickly becomes one of those songs that gets stuck in your head, in the best way possible. The lyrics aren’t too intense but instead tell the tale of a reckless drunken night out, from booze to lust and every thing in between. All twisted together with just the right amount of bass, guitar and drum playing that really packs a punch. The instruments blare in perfect harmony with the vocals, which really gives this song a bite you can’t shake off.
I always love supporting new and emerging bands, but this band are really ones that I couldn’t believe I was actually lucky enough to be hearing this early on in their musical career. Just Drive only formed as a band in late 2018, and so far they have already supported well-known band Mallory Knox and performed on stages such as the 02 in Birmingham, as well as playing a string of local shows. I have a feeling it won’t be long until this band are headlining for themselves. Indie rock and rock music is growing phenomenally well, and there is definitely a slot for Just Drive on my radar.
Just Drive are made up of lead vocalist Ryan David, who also plays rhythm guitar for the band. Christian Bowen is on lead guitar. Daniel Goodall plays bass. Lastly, completing the lineup is James Orwin on Drums, who also provides backing vocals for the band.
Just Drive although just starting out, are certainly not a band to be underestimated by any means. I firmly believe, along with the likes of Indie Pulse, Mystic Sons and BBC Radio’s Adam Walton that the four-piece have a brilliant career ahead of them. Local radio stations are already sitting up and noticing them, as are newspapers. The band have also had airplay from the likes of BBC Wales and BBC Introducing.
Give their latest single ‘Something For The Weekend’ a listen and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or by tweeting me @beckyandtheband.
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