CARDINAL BLACK

JANUARY CAME CLOSE (JUMP IN RECORDS)

CARDINAL BLACK - JANUARY CAME CLOSE 155583
Format:
1 CD
Release:
30.12.2022
Label:
JUMP IN RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
155583
Barcode:
5024545988222
Rewind to 2010 and the Welsh-born trio of Tom Hollister, Chris Buck and Adam Roberts were riding a wave of hype, hotly tipped by some of the biggest names in rock - most notably Steve Winwood who invited the band to record at his storied Wincraft Studios.

A triumphant live set at Sonisphere was followed by a flight across the Atlantic to begin work on their first record, with veteran manager Alan Niven (Guns N' Roses) at the helm.

The lure of the U.S. proved irresistible to the nascent trio but, as is often the case, expectation rarely mirrors reality and the band struggled to adapt to the new country, culminating in singer Tom Hollister unexpectedly calling time on the band before returning to the U.K.

"We tried to do the acrimonious split; creative differences and all that. We then quickly realised we were fairly reliant on one another," says Buck.

In the decade that followed, the lifelong friends cut their own individual paths whilst remaining close.

Most notable has been the well-earned rise of guitarist Chris Buck, named in 2019 as 'Best New Guitarist in the World', who has forged a reputation as one of the most inventive and recognisable guitar players in music; winning plaudits from peers and the industry's most iconic players alike.

Drummer Adam Roberts found work as a first-call session player, whilst vocalist Tom Hollister moved into tour management - the three maintaining their musical connection by sporadically meeting up to perform together.

It was just a matter of time then before they were ready to make new music again. The writing and recording of new material began in 2020, under the name Cardinal Black, bolstered by the arrival of bassist Sam Williams.

After announcing themselves with debut single 'Tell Me How It Feels' in May 2021, it was less than 24 hours before the track toppled Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds to take the #1 spot in the iTunes Rock Single Chart.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. RISE UP
  • 1.2. WHERE DO YOU GO?
  • 1.3. TELL ME HOW IT FEELS
  • 1.4. TERRA FIRMA
  • 1.5. HALF WAY
  • 1.6. ON MY OWN
  • 1.7. AIN'T MY TIME
  • 1.8. JUMP IN
  • 1.9. WARM LOVE
  • 1.10. I'M READY
  • 1.11. TIED UP IN BLUE