Rock Company is very proud to announce the signing of prime Slovenian hard rock band Sixtynine! The international release of their album You Are Me (including no less that 3 bonus videos) is set for September 2, 2016.
They like to call it „Organic R&R“, a brew of the sinergy between band members Tomaž Klepač (lead vocals & acoustic guitar), Tadej Tadič (electric guitars), Danijel Brezec (bass guitar) and Igor Marasovič (drums & percussion). And it is as hard hitting as the most potent organic ales or concoctions, a contemporary blend of rock that is firmly, audibly and shamelessly rooted in the very best & most iconic rock classics, and that despite its’ modern approach has been crafted and recorded without the all to present conteporary aids such as autotune, drum replacement or timing adjustment or groove quantizing, samples, virtual instruments or guitar amp simulators. Organic, indeed!
Think this is the first band from Slovenia making it to these pages. But in reality, that will not be your first thought listening to this. This sounds international and very confident. Oh wait, a step back: Sixtynine play a brand of classic (hard) rock that sounds modern, if you get what I mean. The production is totally up to date, with keyboards adding colour without being overly present. Except where they lift a song to an even higher level.
Opening with Don’t Give Up, the album is off with a slow start. Which is not usual. But the song is beautiful, and when in the end the orchestrations kick in, the mood is lifted even higher. Next is Believe, a track that most bands would use to start an album with. It sounds meaty and powerful. Again the melodies prove to be strong, and the arrangement inventive. And this is present throughout the album. And because of the keen eye for details, the album even grows on you after a couple of spins.
So the quartet of singer Tomaz, guitarist Tadej, bassist Danijel and drummer Igor, together with producer Andrea F, have managed to create a very enjoyable album that ticks the right boxes and also manages to surprise and avoid the obvious routines. No mean feat.
Now we will have to wait for an international release, as so far this is an independent release.