Sunday, 21 July 2019


Rock band Chasing Dragons are a female fronted quartet form Leeds in England.  The group comprise of Tan, Adam, Murf and Kate.  The style of music they play are undeniably heavy Rock, but with the melodies and superb combinations of the likes of Europe, Heart, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake.  Add the punky angst power of Guns 'N Roses and you get the idea!

In 2014 the band released their second E.P. "Checkmate" following 2012's debut "Take Flight For A Firefight".  I first heard Chasing Dragons on the track "Broken Jaws" and originally thought it was Evanescence.  On checking the song on YouTube there was this striking looking female vocalist (Tank) angrily stomping the stage.  Add this to a backdrop of heavy metal riffs and with the unique Rock imagery and the energy of the performance I was hooked.

"Checkmate" contained "Throw Down Your King" which has elements of Iron Maiden then slows down to a Heart vocal performance that Ann Wilson would be proud of, then it explodes into a Metallica-like riff fest.  You just never know what you're going to get and that's why this band are heading for something big. Check out the "Hindsight's A Bitch" single, a Joan Jett/Pat Benatar hybrid and "City Of Steel" from the first E.P.  The beautiful Acoustic number "It's Bravery, Honestly" and the band's cover of Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" are pretty damn awesome too!

The band released their debut album, "Faction" in 2018 and contains the hard hitting, anthemic "Like Gravity" and my favourite tracks "Whitehorse" and "Devil In Her Eyes".  This is Rock at its best, dynamic and energetic, with enough melodies and vocal emotion to please even the hardest anti-Rock listener.  As a great lover of Rock in all its forms over the years this is just what the world needs, chase these dragons down, your ears won't regret it!

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