Four years ago "The World Won't Stop" was, as the title already indicated, not an earth-shattering album, but one that at least made blues rock lovers sit up and take notice. Especially Joe Gooch could play himself out of the shadow of Alvin Lee, whom he had replaced at Ten Years After in 2003. In the meantime the two main protagonists Leo Lyons and Gooch have left their former band TYA and now offer a successor with drummer Damon Sawyer, which shows them even more energetic and in the best sense of the word more obtrusive. The opener "Pork Pie Hat" sets the direction. Her blues rock looks old-fashioned and fresh at the same time. Of course they won't unhinge the world this time either. Anyway, the decision to leave the renowned TYA and poach with HSS in the bluesy rock segment of the sixties and seventies with less specifications and to pick up what fits into one's own profile is understandable. The sound on "HSS" seems even more lively than on the debut, so the experiences from the last tours seem to have been positively incorporated.
Top track: Pork Pie Hat